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Diego Rodriguez

Wow, I've gotta read that book!

Lauchlan Mackinnon

Hi Bob,

You mention your take on Jeff's opinions on (amongst other issues) incentive pay.

I am interested in the context of idea suggestion systems for innovation, where some authors (e.g. Robinson & Stern) argue that incentive systems that reward innovative ideas are counterproductive in that they tend to focus creative/innovative activity only on the specific goals identified and marginalise equally important objectives that have not been made into explicit goals, and that managers may be tempted to take credit for others'ideas. Their argument that rewarding people for participating in making suggestions rather than for the value of their ideas is better.

What do you and Jeff think?

Regards,

Lauchlan Mackinnon

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