I'm a part of development team of 4. Our manager is a good manager in my opinion.
Our manager depends a lot on X, but she keeps bad mouthing him behind his back; she doesn't like his personality, his decisions and the way he manages us. And to make it worse, the other two members of the team learned to say the same about him (she has a very strong personality and they have subordinate-personalities), behind his back, and in the presence of colleagues from other departments.
Though, colleagues from other departments compliment him and express good opinions about him.
The strange thing is, our manager previously mediated to defend X because she got fired from the company!! He convinced the company to keep her and lower her salary, she accepted it because she needs the job. ( no one mentioned the reasons, but I personally doubt it's because of her inappropriate attitude and work ethics that our manager doesnt now about because he is remotely managing us)
Now, she is bad mouthing him and betraying his trust!!
I defend him when I can, but they dislike so much because of this; I don't care if they don't like me because of defending people.. but the situation is ugly. Recently I started to walk away when they start acting like this.
So, is it a good idea to express the situation to my manager without mentioning names?
I want to do something to stop it but still not ruin their careers, what to do??
I've had an intolerable in my Ex job! so I really appreciate my current manager.
UPDATE: strangely, today I received an aggressive email from on of my team members (my manager was copied in it), she is angry way I made "code update" that "we both" previously agreed it should be done, but she did it and did not inform me that she already did it!
Now she's angry at me! and my manager thinks that I'm not communicating properly with my team! (The reason I don't blend in much is what I mentioned above, I have a different personality and mentality than theirs)
I need your consultation about the issue again after this update, how can I explain my situation to the manager?!