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McNerney, D. (febrero,1995). Case study: Team compensation. Management Review, 84 (2) pp. 16. (AR58845) CASE STUDY : TEAM COMPENSATION H ow do you compensate employees who work as part of a team~ This question, probably more than any other, continues to perplex compensation experts even today . But one company, Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus, Neb., makes the solu- tions seem easy. This 1, 1 00-employee firm, with 32 teams, was reengineered severa! years ago under the leadership of CEO Tony Raimondo . lt now uses a straight- forward combination of base pay . gainsharing bonus- es, profit sharing and an employee stock ownership program (ESOP) to align individual and company goals and reward effective teamwork. Each piece of the compensation mix is clearly understood by em - ployees and is used to maximum advantage . r ... ...... , "'Wlea-lih ,_, ..... ~~en o1 11re s.nco ,..,. ,., filO" duces t,. COIII..m.l fhJen-can boost llteir Pf1r br a ...dr a 12 peteelft. Raimondo, who has studied pay schemes at different com - panies for more than a decade, says he feels the system he de- signed for Behlen is "the best of all worlds ," a creative blend of good ideas - both old and new-tailored to the needs of his steel fabricating firm. Teamwor k, Te am Pay Behlen 's teams are permanent and vary a great deal in size and composition, depending on the work process. For example, a gate-making team consists of 60 people, but a team that makes beams has only
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