Hey guys, Quick background goes like this. Built business (full service) with brother in law. Broke off and started over, just fert. This year I am adding mowing. Workload should cause me to hire help again. I want the help for mowing and will do the fert. I am putting an attractive production incentive program together and was wondering what you guys have done and what suggestions you have for mine. Mine is pretty simple. Each property has an estimated completion time. Each day has an estimated drive time and equipment set-up/lock up time. Add those together and you get the estimated time it should take your guys to do the work that day. If they complete the work faster than you estimated, you pay them for the estimated time. IE, you assume the work will take 16.25 man hours to complete (8.125 hrs each for a 2 man crew). They complete it in 14.75 hours (7.35 hours each). Thus each worker did 8.125 hours of work in 7.35 hours time so you pay them for the 8.125 hours. To keep the quality up you reserve the right to remove the over-production incentive if a client has a valid complaint, or if you check on their work and it is unsatisfactory. In that case, for that day, they get paid only for the time they worked, and not for any overproduction. To keep overproduction attractive you will make the estimated times relatively beatable. That way they feel like they can make some good money and stay motivated. This is based off an incentive program I came across in a certain warehouse. It seemed to work very well. What do you think? What questions do you have? What suggestions do you have? And most importantly, what other ideas do you have to promote production?