Mobilegeddon? A non-event or big thing?

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Poll: Flattening Salaries — A Great Idea?

Paraphrasing the NY Times article by Pat Cohen:

… (Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price) surprised his 120-person staff today by announcing that he planned over the next three years to raise the salary of even the lowest-paid clerk, customer service representative and salesman to a minimum of $70,000.

The happiness research behind Mr. Price’s announcement on Monday came from Angus Deaton and Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize-winning psychologist. They found that what they called emotional well-being — defined as “the emotional quality of an individual’s everyday experience, the frequency and intensity of experiences of joy, stress, sadness, anger, and affection that make one’s life pleasant or unpleasant” — rises with income, but only to a point. And that point turns out to be about $75,000 a year.

One Company’s New Minimum Wage: $70,000 a Year – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/business/owner-of-gravity-payments-a-credit-card-processor-is-setting-a-new-minimum-wage-70000-a-year.html

Pat,

Thanks for the summary.

In coming days, others will join me in relating how destructive to Gravity Payments culture this move will be in the course of time.

Market forces are inexorable. Understanding future impacts begins from thinking about how flattening pay scales entrap workers … In this case organizational stratification and stagnation are inevitable.

I will post on this again at my blog tomorrow (InterWestIT.com) – wherein I will relate a first person account of encountering this very issue with a well known / leading private company in 1999. Collins and Poras writing in ‘Built to Last’ established some of the particulars Gravity Payments ignores.

Employee churn is essential to creativity. Businesses are truly living organisms.