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Pay for Performance

The use of financial incentives to increase both individual and group performance and productivity. Can include individual and small group rewards, as well as profit-sharing and gain-sharing incentive plans.

(Perry, James L., Debra Mesch and Laurie Paarlberg. 2006. “Motivating Employess in a New Governance Era: The Performance Paradigm Revisited.” Public Administration Review 66 (4): 505-514, p. 505).


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