Do you know what your co-workers make? If so, how did you find out? Did you ask them point-blank, “What’s on your paycheck?” Or, did you find out through lunchtime gossip? If you don’t know, have you considered asking?
Lots of questions, I know!
But I’m curious after watching author David Burkus make the case for salary transparency in the TED Talk below. Truth be told, coming from a career in the military, I never wondered this. The pay scale is based on rank (which is displayed on your uniform), so there was never a question of how much your peers made —it’s all public knowledge that you can find online .
But, most workplaces don’t share employee salaries, despite some evidence that transparency improves company performance. Burkus makes a compelling case below and it’s defintely something to think about.
Photo of co-workers talking courtesy of Jetta Productions/Getty Images.
Nina understands the struggle of a major career change. After snagging her first job at fourteen, she continued down the path of employment by pursuing a motley assortment of vocations. Ask her about her time in the Army, or her stint as a Harvard research guinea pig. Say hi @ninadawdles or ninasemczuk.com.More from this Author