Re: Pay for Knowledge Schemes LO247

Keith Cowan (
Sat, 25 Feb 1995 17:09:37 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO230 --

> A consultant friend of mine is attempting to design a "pay for
> knowledge" scheme for a manufacturing organization with a union
> work force. Here's what he means by pay for knowledge:
> Questions my consultant friend is interested in include:
> Who has done this before and what are some existing schemes?
> How can such a scheme be implemented? What are the pitfalls?

I have heard that IBM is trying to achieve this through a skills database
and they are using billable customer revenue per individual as a method
of ascribing value to the knowledge. This might be adapted to an internal
group through a charge-out scheme for the individual's time...

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