Scanlon Plan

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  • Scanlon Leadership Network - [1]


  • Early version of Scanlon Plan was not focused on bonus, but on various rewards (innovation, partnership, social) that come from open information sharing. A bonus was included.
  • Life Magazine article "Every man a Capitalist" by John Chamberlain, December 1946.
  • His work with Lapointe was featured in a Fortune article "Enterprise for Everyman" by John Davenport, January 1950
  • The philosophy of the plan is to promote group co-operation and solving of organizational problems
  • He felt that profit sharing as a way to create a bonus was fine as long as everyone understood "profits." He concluded that most don't understand how profits are calculated.