Unsolicited advice

Case study

Sarah managed a mid-sized team. She began receiving unsolicited advice from a person working in the same office. This person tried to have input into Sarah’s team and their processes, despite working in a completely different area. The comments kept coming, and Sarah found out that her team members were also being emailed directly.

Sarah got in touch with Fair Way. She felt she was being undermined as a manager, and also that her team were not being respected or recognised for their capability. Sarah wasn’t sure how to approach the situation.

The Kāpehu practitioner explored ways that Sarah could provide feedback, that would be appropriate. They discussed how it was not Sarah’s place to manage someone from another team. Sarah decided to approach the individual’s manager, provide the feedback and let them consider the best course of action.