Giving a Disappointing Rating

TitleGiving a Disappointing Rating
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsLockheed Martin Corporation,
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
AbstractDuring his annual review, a salaried employee states that he is disappointed in your rating of him, particularly in light of the fact that during the year he was never told that he was not doing excellently. How do you reply? (Case from the Gray Matters board game developed in 1992 by Lockheed Martin and Martin Marietta.)