Fair Pay and Work

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Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (July 1, 1971)

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Perhaps two of the most fundamental problems in industrial relations are how to establish a criterion for fair pay and the associated issue of pay differentials. In the search for a solution the experiment described in this book marks a major development.

During the past two decades the Glacier Project, embracing the research of Wilfred Brown and Elliott Jaques, has achieved an international reputation for its approach to the practice of management. One of its most important contributions has been Jaques’ concept of time-span of discretion as a yard­stick for measuring levels of work and pay. But until recently the utility of his theory has been questioned by some academics and practitioners as lacking quantitative empirical validation.

Now, however, dramatic evidence of its validity has been produced in the form of a scientifically controlled experiment, organized by Roy Richardson at the Honeywell Corporation, which demonstrates that there is a direct relationship between time-span of discretion and felt-fair pay.

Dr Richardson here describes the theoretical background to his project, the details of its construction and operation, and its striking results. What emerges is not only a significant answer to a particular problem but, in addition, a superb theoretical model of a key relationship— that between manager and subordinate. It is likely to become a standard instrument for assessing any system concerned with work and motivation.

This is a seminal work for the large body of managers and academics who are interested in the development and application of Glacier Project ideas. It should also be required reading for anyone with responsibility for establishing pay structures both at a local and national level.

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A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations