Audio – Do you know how big YOUR co-workers’ bonuses are?

November 13, 2006

greenhill.jpg Greenhill has a novel approach to compensation. All of its managing directors know the size of all the other managing directors’ bonuses. They actually hand out a memo.

“It’s a strange policy but it works,” says Greenhill President Scott Bok ”I always joke that it makes us more productive than other firms, because at other firms you spend the whole month of January trying to figure out what the guy in the next office got paid. With us you can dispense with that, because you hand it out and there it is and now you can get back to work.”

No comments so far

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/