1. Sharing the credit . . . when the other person did absolutely nothing.
2. Not sharing the credit . . . when others helped you, even if the help was somewhat minor.The questions:
How would you handle each of these situations?
Would you feel the need to publicly make corrections to the credits? How would you go about doing this?
Or would you do the laid back thing and not say a word?The backgrounds:1.
Yesterday I found out that a cover of "my
" magazine has won a Gold rating in competition. There is no prize involved, just a certificate and a prestigious something that I can add to my resume. Plus acknowledgement that gets sent out to the general (company)public.
I am quite proud of that particular cover. I had a conversation with UberBigBoss where she explained what she was looking for. There was major research and Photoshopping work done along with follow up convo's with UBB.
Boss had absolutely nothing to do with the conversations/design/work involved. Once I finished the project, as always, I sent a .pdf to Boss for final approval before sending it to UBB. Boss' only comment/involvement was "Very nice job. Yes. Please send to UBB."
Editor sent me and Boss a notice saying "You both did a wonderful job and Congratulations!"
BigBoss posted an announcement on our department web site, congratulating both Boss and I.
I'm a bit irked by this. But in the grand scheme of things, it's really no big deal. So I'll probably do the laid back thing and not say a word.
What would you do?2.
I'm working on posters/banners/invites/menus, etc. for an Awards banquet that's coming up next week. Unlike the above, this is an inter-company award and recipients for this award are widely recognized and applauded throughout the company. There is an actual "gift" plus the banquet.
Usually the awards go to a team. In all my years of working behind the scenes for this banquet it's been extremely rare that an award went to one person only.
During discussions with Boss concerning the banquet project, Boss mentioned that she was receiving one of the awards.
I said "Congratulations! Good for you! What is the award for?" Boss replied "Oh, the Corporate-wideXXX symposium."
Yes. I remember that project. Granted, Boss did probably 80% of the finished project on her own, but the three of us underlings also did quite a bit of work on that project as well . . . what I call "grunt work."
How would you handle this situation?