I’m your employer. If you live somewhere it costs you $1,000/month to live, then I should pay you less than if you live somewhere it costs you $10,000/month to live. Makes sense, right? I don’t think so. We are seeing an interesting balance of power play out as more work goes…
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Unexpected Incentive Misalignment in a Subscription Book
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“You’re just doing it for the money.” I’ve heard this criticism of technical ideas since, well, ever. It’s laughable, really. If I was coming up with…
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Do you: Promote people in hopes that they will perform well at the higher level? Wait until you’ve seen consistent performance at the higher level and…
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Getting paid, even a little, makes a big difference
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Context Changes Incentives
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"Accountability" Shouldn't Be A Dirty Word
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If we are going to use ratings as incentives, then we cannot attach financial consequences to ratings. Many organizations assign ratings like…
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