February 21, 2013 Executive Compensation Executive & Director Pay Design Articles

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Market-Based Framework for Adjustments Advancing the Dialogue

Today’s highly uncertain market presents a myriad of challenges when it comes to goal-setting for incentive plans. Over the course of a performance cycle, companies may find that the volatile operating environment may present a variety of unforeseen “headwinds” or “tailwinds” that make the established goals either too challenging or too easy.

In this article we explore a market-based framework to automatically adjust plan targets on an “after-the-fact” basis if it is determined that the actual operating environment deviated significantly from the company’s original budgeting and planning assumptions. 

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Seymour Burchman

Mark Emanuel

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