Two of my colleagues working within another department are leaving the company and they will have an exit interview.
They have informally shared with me and other colleagues that one of the reasons they are leaving is the relation with their manager:
- he disrupts meetings by debating indefinitely about a subject, such that some persons do not have the time to express their opinion
- quickly dismisses the ideas of refactoring anything and thus many manual and tedious tasks are never automated. This is applied to both direct reports and collaborators from other departments
AFAIK, it is considered a bad practice to criticize your manager while still working at that company, as it might damage future collaboration. However, exit interview seems like a good opportunity to provide such feedback without the possible repercussions (e.g. HR talking to that manager can backfire on the direct report while still working there).
The easiest way is to provide virtually no feedback about the manager during the exit interview, but these two colleagues are thinking about doing something about the issues in their department.
Question: How to provide feedback about an unprofessional manager during the exit interview?
Duplicate related note: This question is more targeted than the referenced one and IMO it received more targeted answers. I am specifically interested in how to deal with possible negative feedback related to one's manager during the exit interview, not about the limits of the answers during this interview.