In the Money How Productivity Incentives Backfired Big Time in Israel's Civil Service

Instead of improving performance, incentive pay has become an automatic raise that rewards things like printing lots of pages; but that's about to change.

As far back as the 1960s the government decided it wanted to reward efficiency and productivity in the civil service and established pay incentives for raising performance to up to 142% based on a 100% standard set for every unit. Maximum performance entitled workers to a premium equal to 25% of their salaries.