Microsoft said in a regulatory filing that activity on LinkedIn will be one factor in how much Nadella and four other top company executives, including Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood, get paid.

How is LinkedIn’s success evaluated?

According to the filing, the “number of times logged-in members visit LinkedIn, separated by 30 minutes of inactivity,” on desktop and mobile devices will be evaluated over a three-year period to help determine the number of performance stock awards (PSAs) that get doled out to Nadella, Hood and the other executives (source).


Expect Satya Nadella and other Microsoft leadership teams to fill your feed, after all Microsoft paid $27Bn for LinkedIn and given that it is a strategic asset, linking LinkedIn’s performance with salary might just keep the focus on growing the network.

Isn’t this how executive team’s performance should be linked to? Esp holding them accountable for the decision they make?

Aside, how do you think LinkedIn can be improved?