How do we come to understand the conditions in which a bonus plan is likely to succeed or fail? How do we learn to read the landscape and understand the pain points that might be causing employees to feel that their salaries are unfair. When things go south (as they often do), was it the design, the implementation, the communication or something else that sent them there?
How do we learn in HR and Compensation? How does innovation and development in our fields happen? Does academia and research inform real-life practice ... or is it really the other way around?
And what do birds have to do with any of this?
The answers (or at least some answers) to these and other questions in my post today at the Compensation Cafe!
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