best practices, personnel division
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 21, 2007
Better late than never. The Vatican's adoption of a system of merit pay is welcome, even if it comes a few generations after the same system became prevalent in the capitalist world.
It's a bit harder to take, however, when the official Vatican announcement of the new policy trumpets the change as a "novelty"-- as if MBA candidates worldwide should rush to study this breakthrough. Actually, the key sentence in that announcement raises a question:
This novelty brings an element of incentive and remuneration into the Vatican salary system, taking account - within each individual functional level - of factors such as dedication, professionalism, productivity, and correctitude.
Will the people responsible for issuing and translating that sentence be receiving raises for their "correctitude"?
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