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Contingent pay has become very popular in response to criticisms of traditional pay policies in government. The new systems, however, have generally failed to increase productivity. Although many scholars have attributed failures of merit pay to poor implementation or weak top manage ment...
While merit pay for senior managers is widely thought to be an attractive inducement to im proved performance, most plans fail to achieve their intended results. Studies of senior managers in various jurisdictions suggest that there is little perceived linkage between performance ratings and pay...
The implementation of the Civil Service Reform Act in the U. S. Public Health Service was ac complished in a timely mannner. However, there were many problems, specifically with the per formance appraisal aspects. These problems arose not only through interpretation of the Act but through...
Douglas McGregor was one of the early critics of performance appraisal. In his uneasy look at performance appraisal, it was suggested that managers intensely dislike this responsibility and often feel incapable of evaluating subordinates. His recommendation was for managers to jettison this...
This article proposes to summarize experience about compensation plans and high performance, as viewed from an Organizational Development (OD) perspective. Several orienting biases provide the context for this summary, which focuses on a panoply of managerial ways to reinforce the contributions...
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