I have an employee who I need assistance with. He has reported to me for almost a year now. He's smart, and he get's his work done but I struggle with him sometime because from my perspective he let's his frustrations get the best of him.
We've all been confused or not felt we are on the same page and we all deal with that differently but he deals with that by shutting down and being short.
Today we met with our vendor to discuss something that was throwing us all for a loop. I walked away not completely 100% understanding but I walked away with a better grasp on it. He tells me "I'm more confused then ever." We walk out of the room we stand there with my boss and another analyst and we stand there - my plan was that we'd clear the air right then and there. But my boss changes the subject for just two minutes. During that time - my employee just shrugs his shoulders - says "Whatever" under his breath - walks away and throws his notebook on his desk - walks away...
Clearly he needed some space so I Will address his frustrations tomorrow during his 1:1 and hopefully clear his confusion. But this is pretty consistent behavior and I think there is a more profession route to handle this.