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Innovation-related pay

Innovation-related pay such as institutional, team and personal performance bonuses linked to innovation. These have been much discussed in many governments but have proven hard to operationalise, and like many bonus systems can lead to major problems of fairness (who was really responsible for the innovation?) and motivation. Japanese firms often have systems of collective bonuses for everyone from the R&D team to secretaries and caretakers. They regard individual bonuses as divisive.