It's that time of year again! The 4th quarter brings our end of year reviews, possibly raise (or not) information and hopefully the anticipation of a long needed break.
If this is the first time you're giving or receiving feedback for the year, 2014 is the year to change your approach! Entering reviews should be like a proposal submission - if this is the first solid, wholesome interaction with your customer, you've missed the boat!
The "reward" for good performance, however, is where many employees and managers focus. With shrinking budgets, rewarding talent is increasingly difficult. How would you handle this or have you handled this challenge?
Whether a manager with direct reports, employee or just someone with an idea, I encourage you to respond to this post. For those that attended our fall off-site - consider your team's discussions, your thoughts since then and I encourage you to post on your thought process and perhaps how the exercise changed your viewpoint!