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01/17/2020

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Hi Chuck, you mention that "Some studies have suggested that, if the differential between performance levels isn't at least 2%, then you'd be better off with a general adjustment". Can you share the names of any of these studies? I'm interested in reading more about this. Thank you.

When conducting research several years ago for a webinar on performance management I came across a couple of articles that addressed the differential gap and its motivating power (or lack). The studies mentioned in those articles were footnoted, but I didn't make a notation for my own records.

If you're concerned that you might be challenged, that someone might say a 1% differential from Average to Above Average performance is motivational, then I'm afraid that any amount of studies to the contrary wouldn't convince such naysayers.

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