Mary, one of your project team members was instrumental in helping to complete a significant milestone under budget and ahead of schedule. As a reward for doing a great job you buy Lisa lunch the following day. The following week, Max, another team member whom you have been Friends with prior to this project is congratulated by the customer for doing an exceptional job of navigating a very volatile meeting of stakeholders to a successful conclusion. Max stops by your office and asks if you are busy for lunch and if you'd like to spend some time catching up and talking about old times. What is your most appropriate response?
A. You thank Max for the offer and say you have a lot of work to do so you ll have to decline. You don t feel it would be appropriate to eat lunch with Max since he is a personal friend so you pretend to be too busy. B. You thank Max for the offer and join him for lunch, looking forward to a chance to catch up with him and talk about something other than work. You both agree not to say anything to the rest of the team since it might seem you were playing favorites. C. You thank Max for the offer and join him for lunch. Since you haven t had a chance to formally congratulate him on his recognition by the customer, you tell him this will be a good time to do that and that you will buy lunch. D. You thank Max for the offer but tell him you must decline since it wouldn t be appropriate for you to be seen going to lunch with team member who is also a friend.
You thank max for the offer and join him for lunch. since you haven\ t had a chance to formally congratulate him on his recognition by the customer, you tell him this will be a good time to do that and that you will buy lunch.-executing - human resource managementtaking max to lunch to formally congratulate him is the most appropriate response. its important that you are consistent with how you reward the members of your team and be open and honest with them. declining to go and not telling max the real reason or accepting and then not telling the others is not being honest with your team members nor setting a good example in front of max. if a team member is a friend, as long as your relationship is disclosed and you are consistent with the way you reward all of the team members, it shouldnt be a problem.