Compensation, Motivation, and Incentives: Finding a Balance

100 dollar bill, the ultimate incentive

Most people’s number one complaint about their job is money. Any of these sound familiar?

  • I should get paid more because I’m so good at my job
  • Compared to others in my field, I should get paid more
  • For what I’m putting up with, I should be getting paid a lot more
  • Chuck is making X, so I should get paid at least that much
  • I haven’t gotten a raise in years, I’m due for one

Slice it up however you want, we always seem to complain about how much we’re paid. And we should: it’s the reason we go to work every day.
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