Cafe Classic: Happy Holidays & an Evidence-Based New Year!

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In today's Classic, we draw on one of the big thinkers in the rewards field, Robert Greene, and his thoughts on what is stopping us from getting where we need to be. When was the last time you picked up a copy of Academy of Management Journal ?

Time Wasting: The Anti-Reward

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Is time wasting, as a product of poorly structured (and perhaps poorly incented) management undermining your reward program? 83% of the study''s respondents reported that their time is wasted by managers or colleagues with too much on their plate.

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No Statue of Entitlement

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We compensation professionals have been slow to face the implications of how entitlement attitudes affect reward management practices. There is no statue of entitlement , nor is there any law guaranteeing a right to anything you want.

Two Types of Compensation People

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Bear with me while I oversimplify about how each type distributes rewards. I see major dramatic (if not polar) differences in attitudes among our peers about distributing rewards. One group adamantly maintains that pay for performance is a Good Thing and rewards should be allocated to the most deserving. Such "judges" believe in measuring contributions and rewarding consequences proportional to output results.