If yours passes, high-five your team for a job well done! Also make sure you have captured, clarified and continue to nurture what guides this compensation alignment.
If yours fails, make a list of all the specific ways in which it’s not aligned – who’s overpaid? Who’s underpaid? What’s at the source of the misalignments? Does one manager tend to be more generous than another? Did you undermine your values to hire a “Rockstar?” Do you only give raises to those who ask for them?
If you’re looking for more guidance on how to pass the printer test, check out Chapter 14 of Culture Works – Crack the Compensation Code. Here you’ll find out how to put a compensation structure in place that not only reflects both the character and competency contributions of your team members but also lets you fall asleep not worrying about printer tests.