I know, it's easier said than done, in a competitive world where each one of us is trying to take short cuts to reach to the top. As a manager, you own the responsibility to discourage this and promote openness and getting straight information from your team member rather than trying to create indirect communication channels.
Some for Any - Any
There aren't some books on the shelf.
There aren't any books on the shelf.
We usually use some for affirmative phrases: She's got some chicken, arid any in negative and interrogative phrases' ten hasn't bought any food today Have you bought any food' We sometimes use some in questions: Would you like some soup?