It's a hot topic of discussion around the water cooler, during your coffee break, in the elevator and every other realm beyond the purview of the boss's keen eye.
Who is getting that raise and promotion?
No prizes for guessing that performing well in your appraisal is topmost on your mind!
When your every move and word is closely monitored, the terms 'assessment', 'evaluation' and 'review' assume a heightened meaning.
And when it is a photo finish between teammates, any amount of sloppiness could have your coworker nosing ahead of you!
Thus, it is vital to properly strategise for your own 'visual presentation', ie your appearance.
Here's how you can prepare.
Text: Meera Mittal
Images: Uday Kotian
Meera Mittal is a fashion designer and image consultant who writes regularly on fashion and trends.