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DIC In A Box

I’ll wager $0 cents that 99% of corpo America institutes some kind of (yawn) standard DIC-in-a-box compensation system as shown in the figure below. Why? Because that’s what the Sloan, Wharton, and other “elite” B-schools say is the “optimum” motivational system, of course. Plus, it’s the safest and easiest way to reward the DICforce. What box are you in, fellow DICster? If you’re a BM, you’re unboxed at the mysterious and unrecorded level N+1, where there is no $Max, right?

Check out the two radical, but non-theoretical, compensation systems in place at these two real and deviant orgs:

According to “normal” business criteria, which are profit and revenue growth, Fog Creek Software and Semco must be considered successful companies, no?

What kind of innovative compensation system does your company use?

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