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Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? (Memo to the CEO)

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Steve Kerr

It's one of the thorniest management problems around: dealing with unmotivated, low-performing employees. It's easy to point the finger of blame at them. But in most companies, it's the reward system, not the workforce, that's causing poor attitudes … see full wiki

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Author: Steve Kerr
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
3 reviews about Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? (Memo...
review by . December 15, 2008
I am the pastor of a church in southern California. I read this book to determine whether the church has an adequate reward system for(1) employees and (2) volunteers. I am sure that many non-profits, whether churches or charities, are interested in the question of the adequacy of reward systems. But while Steve Kerr lays out general principles that should guide companies in crafting their reward systems, he does not give examples of how those principles can be applied to non-profits. This is not …
review by . December 13, 2008
Reward and compensation systems are one of the most touchy subjects in a company. People don't like you messing with their rice bowl. But if not done correctly, management may well be measuring and rewarding the exact opposite behavior that they are trying to target. Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? by Steve Kerr does a good job of drilling down to the core components of an effective reward system, and can help you get on track if you're floundering.    Contents:  The …
review by . December 10, 2008
Steve Kerr (the author) is trying to solve a classic problem that has been out there for many decades (and that I believe will still be out there for many decades in the future). Defining, designing and perfectly executing a great rewards system is very difficult but I think the author is doing a really great job laying out the issue and the strategy to improve the situation.    Although this book might seem to be targeted for those who are responsible for designing rewards systems …
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