More inventive

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



(2004), "More inventive", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 53 No. 7.



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More inventive

To boost morale, Mazda is scrapping its ceiling of 1 million yen (about $8,936) paid to employees for inventions, according to the Associated Press. It’s the first time in 13 years that the company has changed its reward system for employees’ inventions. “The new system is intended to better pay back employees for hard work,” a Mazda spokesman says. “The rewards may go up as high as several dozen million yen, and we expect the new system will help prevent an exodus of excellent human resources.”

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