Sean Conrad, Halogen Software
What’s wrong with this scenario?
“Hey, everyone, here’s a pay increase just for showing up at work. Oh, and another thing — everyone gets the same amount.”
Admittedly, it’s not all that fair but it sure is easy. Unfortunately that easy route can also lead to bad feelings, diminished morale and lower productivity in the workplace. i.e., why should I go the extra mile if she does the minimum and received the same pay raise as me? The downstream effects can be even worse, including loss of your top performers as they seek greener (and fairer) pastures elsewhere.