Sunday, February 17, 2008

A company where everybody knows everybody else's salary...

Do your colleagues get paid more than you? Do they deserve it? You probably don't know exactly what they are paid, but you may have a hunch? And it's rude to ask, right? Well, maybe we shouldn't feel bad asking. Perhaps this is something that companies have instilled in us, so they don't have to answer some tricky questions.

Which is why it is so refreshing to find a company that openly gives everybody access to everybody's salaries. Whole Foods is one of America's top companies to work for, and they seem to be doing something right. Gary Hamel, a well respected business author, seems impressed and talks about them in his latest book "The Future of Management".

I found some more thoughts on the book on Buffalo Ideas if you're interested.

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