I recently completed my second round of skip levels which I have scheduled for every other month. I noticed some behaviors of a few of my skips (see list below) and would like to give some adjusting feedback. However, I am concerned that they will interpret it to mean that they shouldn't participate honestly. Thoughts? Advice? Do I give the feedback? Do I share it with their manager?
Examples of behavior:
-- Sitting with arms crossed, eyes forward (not making any eye contact with me) notebook closed in front of them throughout the entire meeting.
-- Making negative comments about their manager such as "I've tried to talk to her/him. It's no use." (I reminded them about my open door policy after these comments.)
-- Making negative comments about work load, tasks and other staff. For example, when discussion delegation/prioritization comments were made like "We can't prioritize. They [other staff] think everything is critical."