Joel Spolskly, a software businessman, writes that reviews and incentive pay are unhelpful because:
- They cheapen the work of those who are doing a good job
(makes them feel as if they are doing it just to get good reviews or extra pay)
- They damage the morale of those who are doing averagely well - the vast majority.
If performance reviews don't work, and incentive pay causes more harm than good,
then how can employers motivate their employees to do the best jobs possible?