Communication and Personality in Negotiation Paper

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Communication and Personality in Negotiation Paper
Nicole L. Reynolds
University of Phoenix
MGT/445 – Carlos Campos
January 10, 2011

Every new year is a new me right? Well that is how I think every year because I know I am going to get a raise, I am going to loose weight, I am going to make some changes. This is what we all like to think when that ball drops, what can I do to improve? I feel as if I have excelled at my job, I am lost in how I can challenge myself with a new year. With a new year becomes a performance review with a raise. Simon Property Group is my employer, I reach the goals every year in my position. Not only on my own, but with my team we have over achieved our goals that have been handed to us. Regionally we have been #1 in all areas, a great deal of this effort has been the administrative team that I supervise.

As soon as the form is emailed to me, I cringe, it is time to start talking about myself, be my own cheerleader. Not an easy task when you are always putting yourself down. Its my personality I feel as I am doing my job but I do not get recognized by my boss, only by the company. My boss is not a people person, he is our leader, so why is it that he can not take a moment to give us thanks. This thanks he feels comes into my paycheck every two weeks. I take my career very serious, it is why I am in school finishing my degree, I am accomplishing what I set out to do. I have been employed in the same seat for the past 5 years, prior to this company I was working for Boston Properties within the same industry as an administrative assistant for 10 years. With my experience I have obtain my position here as an office manager.

Every year the company is working long hours, typing away, printing away for the budget to be set for the upcoming year. The company and managers have already set the amounts they are going to give to each employee for raises. Why is it year after year, my superiors have set the same percentage year after...
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