“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…
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…
Getting paid, even a little, makes a big difference
Context Changes Incentives
"Accountability" Shouldn't Be A Dirty Word
If we are going to use ratings as incentives, then we cannot attach financial consequences to ratings. Many organizations assign ratings like…
Let’s assume, just for the moment & until we replace it, that your company has a performance review process. Periodically, maybe once or twice a year…
It’s not all about incentives. Incentives matter. Incentives are one of the key lessons of economics. People don’t just act, they act for reasons. It’s…
Back to the basics, since no one seems to agree what the basics are
People create incentive systems all the time, often without realizing it. Every interaction evidences incentives: patterns of eye contact, tone of…
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