Context: I am a Lead Developer working for a US based client. Client operates on a client-vendor-employee model. My Employer is the vendor to the client. In our team there are other team members who are from different vendors.
Situation: Last year, the client manager gave me the role of Team Lead. And I took that and worked hard to nurture subject matter experts, good team spirit, necessary environment and infrastructure. Went good for 1 year and got good results and accolades for myself and team.
Majority of the Employees are from another Vendor, who have an offshore in India. Their management proposed all the project work for a lesser price, the contract was signed off, and the project went to them. I have been given another role for another small project.
Problem: Now based on trustworthy sources there is information the vendor is planning to replace all other vendors and take over all of the projects. And they are showcasing their resources, who are my ex-team members. Accordingly to my team members, the behaviour has also changed. Below are the few things I am quoting.
- There is a clear separation between their vendor resources while they are talking and behaving.
- They are showcasing all the knowledge and expertise as their own achievement and not even quoting any of my efforts behind that.
- And they have stopped showing respect and are starting to ignoring any of the requests and suggestions that I have given.
It hurts me and makes me feel very bad. I feel all the efforts that I have invested in the last year are wasted. How do I deal with these team members further?
Being that I am a consultant for a different Vendor to a common client, to whom should I address my concerns and get assistance in defending what appears to be an aggressive business move by this competing vendor?
What are constructive steps that I have to take right now and what constructive behavior and attitude to show to wards the situation?