It’s the oldest high-ranking trick in the world.
Pit the mid-ranking against the low-ranking and let them fight it out amongst themselves. Keep them blaming each other so they never join forces against the high-ranking.
Obscuring salaries is a great way to keep the mid-ranking and low-ranking distrusting each other. Obfuscating rewards keep them grinding away, head down instead of looking up for a better way forward.
Income inequality might help a Chief Financial Officer hit his numbers and pick up a bonus. But at what expense? It ultimately erodes unity and corrodes culture.
Check them out now to see how you fare.
And how fair your salary really is.