At the end of competition, I am thinking about rewarding the team with some token gifts (it would be covered personally by me). What is the best rewarding policy? Should I reward everyone (since we are a team), no matter personal performance, or award only star performer or award based on merit.
There is one clear under performer in the team. On the other hand, I have another team mate, who always is on time, delivers solid performance and available when needed.
Now I'll tell you what really bugs me - when schools give the same grade to everyone on a student project team. This seems to be a trend lately, at least at some U.S. schools, and I hate it. I'm all for teaching students the importance of teamwork and collaboration, two critical workplace skills. But when it comes to grades - and bonuses - there needs to be consideration given for both team and individual performance.