Case Studies Silicon Valley Approach to Gain Sharing

  It makes technical people greedy as a result, people won't waste their time on ideas that can't be commercialized... More

Case Studies Monsanto

At Monsanto, when it started its transition from a chemical giant to a life sciences company, reward systems have been redesigned to focus on growth and instill a sense of ownership in the corporation. Monsanto granted stock option to the 95% of employees who previously didn't participate in a stock-option program. Economic Value Added (EVA) was adopted as the primary measure of financial performance. Incentive plans are tied to EVA, and employees eligible for management incentives have had a portion of their incentive converted into option... More

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Case Studies Fidelity Investments

At Fidelity Investments commitment to Kaizen (a continuous improvement mindset and strategy) is reflected in its performance management and compensation systems... More

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Case Studies IDEO

IDEO's compensation is very competitive. They have a profit-sharing bonus, which is based on company profitability as well as on a specific studio's profitability. IDEO Ventures offers additional reward opportunities. The company work on so much great stuff that succeeds in the marketplace that it  makes sense for them sometimes to invest in their clients. They could put money in if it's a startup or they could negotiate a royalty agreement with a more established company on that product. An employee of IDEO receives X number of points in any venture fund that opens after his or her start date.

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Case Studies GE

GE used to reward success in an unusual way. If an executive and his or her team exceeded their objectives they were challenged, the next year, to meet tougher goals with fewer resources and smaller budget. Those who experienced this hard practical school have learned how to achieve more with less.

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Case Studies Intel

At Intel, rewards are clearly linked to performance. About half of pay is tied to company and/or divisional performance, and more than 70% of employees have rights to purchase stock options. The way Intel management sums this up is, The reward system reinforces the company's high expectations of its employees to grow, learn, innovate Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book and lead  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book.



Case Studies Dell

"At Dell, the vast majority of our employees are owners as well, a result of employee stock purchase plans, stock option grants, and a 401(k) plan in which we match employee contributions not with cash but with company stock," says Michael Dell, Founder of Dell Inc.. in his book Direct from Dell.  "Stock ownership in the computer systems business is nothing new. At Dell, though, it comes with another commitment. To be an owner, you have to think like one. The personal investment people feel when they think and act like owners manifests itself in a true commitment to the company. I'm surprised that most companies offering stock to their employees have missed this critical point."

"We decided to reward employees around a matrix of Return on Invested Capital (ROIC), and growth; higher performance directly correlated to higher ROIC, which came back in the form of higher compensation," says Michael Dell. "What was remarkable was that we took a concept that was both powerful and sophisticated and translated it so that it could be understood by every employee in the company. It wasn't something that benefited only senior executives. Every person who works at Dell from engineers to product managers to our support teams started thinking about what makes the business profitable and what she could do to improve ROIC."... More







Sam Walton's rules for buiding a great business

A paycheck and a stock option will buy one kind of loyalty. But all of us like to be told how much somebody appreciates what we do for them.

Sam Walton


Jack Welch advice business quotes

Rewards for the soul need to be accompanied by rewards for the wallet.

Jack Welch


Konosuke Matsushita advice quotes

By paying more attention to employees' strengths, you would be more likely to think of ways to put those strengths to good use>>>

Konosuke Matsushita


IDEO Tom Kelley creativity innovation quotes

Create hot teams. A hot team is infused with purpose, personality, and a great passion about doing great things or projects together.

Tom Kelley