Two of my directs (both high D's, as am I) have taken to pointing out flaws to my management or choices in emails to myself and the other four directs I have. One example is where I invited all my directs to a review and feedback for the group, but didn't include contract and contingent workers. Instead of the simple reply to me asking if I wanted to include those groups, it was reply all. A few weeks later I sent a more stating the deadline for our employee engagement survey was the 28th of March. Again reply all no there was a note that it's been extended to the 4th of April. This week I had an all level meeting with my group to share projects and for people to see the rest of the group. This was the first of this kind for us so I offered that I'd be looking for feedback and I had already scheduled one every 3 months for the group. 5 minutes after the meeting was over I had an email from one of these directs asking how I'd like suggestions and feedback on the meeting. I let her know she could either so by or we could review in staff.
Today I get a note that included all my staff with a list of 11 items that I should do better in the future for these meetings. All comments were related to how I ran meeting ( Jody should have showed goals to set pace, contact contingent should not have been included because didn't relate, Jody should have introduced to start, Jody should have shown o rt g chart, entire ppt should have been reformatted for consistency, wrap up wasn't properly closed)...
Then I find out that this same report was saying in a meeting while referring to me that " he wouldn't f..ng listen to me anyway why bother)... Last one is obvious feedback, but I'm interested in thoughts on other behavior. She is 25 and I know it's a lack of majority and I know I have role power, but I'm concerned with it influencing others attitude if I don't respond. There have been a few other similar incidents and I have been hesitant to respond so I don't come across to strongly.
All thoughts are welcome.