In a system of meritocracy, everyone pulls their own weight. The best performers are rewarded with better pay, perks, etc. It works because it creates a win-win for both the individual and the business.
This is very different from what you see in unions and politics. Sometimes people in your own business may not be completely clear on this concept. They may feel that because they have put in the time, they’re entitled to a certain position.
We may trust the running of our country to the most popular, but make it clearly understood that in your business, the rewards go to the most skilled and productive professionals.