Leave it to the academics to quickly solve — in theory — those thorny problems that bedevil real world managers.
The latest silver bullet? “Operate with slack” and turn minimum wage workers into models of efficiency and productivity.
This comes to us from a Harvard Business Review article by Zeynep Ton, adjunct associate professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Ton shared her thoughts about motivating low-wage workers in the wake of a proposal by President Obama that the minimum wage be raised.