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You managed a project with over 60 team members to design a new sports car. In the project kickoff meeting you assured the team that good performers would be rewarded. At the project closing meeting, you only awarded incentive bonuses to two team members. A client who was present asked why only two team members were provided reward bonuses. What did you miss while defining rewards and recognition?
A.) You didn’t realize recognizing cultural differences may offend people.
B.) You defined objectives on work that was supposed to performed.
C.) You set criteria for rewards that made the team over confident.
D.) You made the targets unachievable on the project.
Hint: Team recognition should be based on individual tasks that are achievable and clear.
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ANSWER AND EXPLANATION:
The correct answer is D
Explanation: The entire team worked together to complete the project but only two members were rewarded. This implies that the targets were unachievable and that the expectations set by you were unrealistic.
Reference: PMBOK Guide 4th Edition, page 234