We've had a higher manager hiding in the background of our conf calls of late and there is some anger amongst our team at this lack of professionalism due to the fact he never announces himself. (The idea of the team calls is for us to be as honest as possible with our direct team manager).
We suspect that he has also been hiding in the background of our appraisals which have been held with our direct manager.
Many people have left our team in the past dues to this particular higher manager.
What are your thoughts on this?