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The effects of contract selection on creativity

  Performance-based compensation contracts can affect productivity both by motivating effort and by attracting workers whose abilities align best with the offered contracts. Using an experiment in which participants design “rebus puzzles,” one study tested whether the incremental benefits of contract self-selection extend to a…

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Reward structures in product development teams

One study examined the effect of reward structures on the performance of cross-functional product development teams. Managers can draw four implications from the findings in the study:  When it is easy to evaluate individual performances in the team, rewarding members differentially on the basis of…

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