A small team of six people, including a team leader, were recently added to my department. The team leader is my direct report. Aside from the team leader, I haven't gotten to know these people very well yet.
I held my monthly all-hands meeting today. I've made it clear to all my staff members that these meetings aren't optional and that I expect to be informed when someone has a reason not to attend. These folks have apparently not yet comprehended this message. The team leader was out on vacation and will be back next week. Of the five remaining staff members, two showed up a few minutes late for the meeting, one showed up about 20 minutes late, and the other two didn't show up at all although they were in the office. Of those who did show up, all three sat in the back of the room, and one looked at a Blackberry frequently during the meeting. None participated in any of the discussions despite my efforts to draw them in.
I was at first inclined to give immediate feedback to each of these five people, but in the end, I did nothing other than to send an email to the team leader. The email will be waiting in her inbox when she returns from vacation.
I'm not sure I did the right thing and welcome thoughts and responses from other managers.