Four Steps to Better Relationships
GINA ALLEN HAD a lot riding on the budget meeting with her manager, Joe Patterson. If some new items weren’t approved and increases granted for others, Gina’s plans for her division would be hamstrung.
Cost containment was a major priority in this year’s budgeting process. Not a good year to ask for increases. However, the new expenditures Gina was proposing would pay for themselves in less than three years. After that, significant savings would be realized each year. But all of Gina’s planning would be for naught unless she cleared the budgeting hurdle.
No one had ever suggested that Gina’s working ...