I have an issue with someone who reports to me and is constantly going over me to my boss (this does not happen with any other of my subordinates). Recently, my boss answered this person and me saying we all need to meet to discuss issues I addressed that this person is not in agreement with what we should do as a company. I came back to my boss and insisted that we meet first as it is reducing my effectiveness to manage the team and the area that I manage. (thanks to the great advice I got here !) He phoned me and agreed.
This person (subordinate) is refusing to include me on issues and will agree with me on a proposed direction and then go to my boss having changed their mind. They work as a silo not divulging information and not wanting to share how things are going on in their area. In addition, they cancel many meetings and phone calls with me (I have noted dates and times) and when they do ring, it can be from the supermarket or the side of a football pitch ! (This person does not work full time). When looking at this person's output, it's not all they make it out to be and I have proof they are lying on certain issues.
Any advice on how to deal with her. I run a programme that should be the same in a number of area's when rolled out e.g. like a big mac, it should taste the same no matter where you eat it but sometimes it should have a coke with it and sometimes a beer (if that makes sense). This person just wants to do everything their own way and dip in as they like.
I would very much appreciate advice on how to deal with this. My boss is a very nice guy but hates confrontation.