S-S Technologies Inc. (Compensation)
(8 pages of text)
The owners of the company were concerned with the rapid rate of growth facing their company. The company had revenues of $6.3 million and employed 30 highly skilled workers. These numbers were expected to double or triple in the next couple of years. To determine how well the company was structured to achieve its future goals, they hired a consultant he had worked with successfully in the past. The consultant's major role was to make recommendations as to the appropriate organizational design (culture, people, layers of management and administrative systems) in the event that the company grew from 30 to 60 or even 120 employees. Among other issues, questions regarding compensation were surfacing, and the owners wanted to address these questions as soon as possible.
- To illustrate the need for fit between organizational systems and other parts of organizational design.
- To explore the intrinsic and extrinsic motivators that should be taken into account when developing compensation systems.
- To explore and develop a process to determine compensation plans in an open, participative culture.
Canada/USA/UK, Small, 1994
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