This is a common question, especially for smaller companies, whose resources are limited. It’s certainly understandable for a manager to want to develop an incentive plan that only pays out of the company profits (if there are any).
We have one sales rep who was brought in to sell into a different market with a base pay level that is much higher than that of the rest of the team. We have changed our emphasis and he is now selling the same products and in the same role as his 9 peers, but at a higher base. How do we correct his base pay?
This high-end residential remodeler wants to reward project managers who bring projects in on time and within budget. Given that they have a great deal of control over on-time, on-budget project completion, it was a great idea to provide them with incentives to make that happen.