How Widespread Is Merit Pay (or Piecework, or Pay For Performance) in the Private Sector?

You have probably heard the argument that teachers should be paid by measuring the scores of their students, since that’s akin to the method that management uses to decide what to pay workers in private industry.

Never mind that Daniel Pink and Edwards Deming have shown that piecework profoundly DEmoralizes workers and causes their work output to go into a tailspin.

It also happens that only a very tiny percentage of private-sector workers get paid that way after all: about 5%, or one worker in 20, according to sources cited by Peter Greene, aka Curmudgucation, arguably the best education blogger out there.

Here is the link:

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-merit-pay-lie.html?m=1

Published in: on January 10, 2016 at 12:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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