Hi Everyone, I had 100 clients last year, hoping to grow to 120 this year. My business is mainly small residential grass cutting. I have the two crews taking care of the lawns and I do the business admin, fertilizing, and most of the extra gardening. My question: Does anyone have any experience in paying guys a combo of hourly + bonus? My plan is to do what works for some other service industries. 1) Set a quota for each crew as to what they should bring in / hour. (Lets say $75 / hour for arguments sake.) 2) They go out, cut the days lawns and come back. If they have cut 12 lots, at $40 / cut, we are looking at a revenue of $480. 3) If it takes them 10 hours to do this work, they pull in $48 / hour and get no commision. If they do it in 5 hours, they pull in $96 / hour and have made $21 dollars / hour over my quota. I multiply this by the number of hours they work (5), and come up with $105. I would then give 10%, 20%, 30% of this towards there monthly bonus. On the days when they come in less, I would subtract from there monthly bonus (as long as it was above $0). If there is work for them to do when they finish, great, I will pay them to maybe do some fertilizing, cleaning up, or even some of the next days lawns for people who have flexible service dates. Sometimes maybe they go home early. I'm just tired of guys dogging it when they need the money, only to shave hours off the same work load when they don't feel like taking a long time for whatever reason. I want to build an incentive to work quickly. Of course QUALITY is a big one, but I have found with good leadership, a clear employee manual, and fair treatment guys will do a generally good job. Anyway, the end goal must obviously be to save a bit of money on wages / generate more revenue by using labour more efficiently. Has anyone tried anything like this? Any thoughts would be very welcome - I'm really hoping to cut a lot less this year and focus on running and growing the business. This is one of my plans to make that happen. Thanks! Greg.