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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Nobody's Business: Keeping Compensation Private

Now that you understand how important fair compensation is and have learned a few ways to help manage variables on the salary and benefits front, it's time to figure out how to prevent dissatisfaction over compensation from developing in the first place.

Every business has a policy that discourages employees from discussing their salaries with others in the company. Employers think this is just good management. Employees think that it's part of a bigger plot to keep them from finding out about all the unfair things management is doing to them. The outcome? Telling employees never to discuss their salaries with others often has the opposite effect.

If an employee chronically gossips about salaries ...

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