What do you do when you were not publicly recognized along with the rest of the team?
I'm not a manager, but hopefully will soon be one.
Today we had a large department wide meeting. At the end of the meeting, the VP presented Spotlight Awards. One of the awards was for a project I worked on. However, my name was not mentioned along with the five others who worked on it. All of the contributors, including me, spent about 10-20% of their time on this project last quarter.
Now, trying to think optimistically, I can justify why my name wasn't mentioned. I wasn't with the project from the very beginning, but came on a few weeks later. The project scope was not directly in line with my other responsibilities. Perhaps whichever manager that nominated the contributors for the award didn't realize the amount of my contribution.
However, pessimistic thoughts can't help but creep in. Was someone else taking credit for my work? I mentioned this project as #1 accomplishment on my last year's self-review. What was my manager thinking?
Any ideas on how should I proceed? Is "do nothing" even an option?