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Rynes Comments On Worker Pay Study

Just how important is pay to workers in the overall scheme of things? According to a recent study of 959 managers, surveys that directly ask employees how important pay is to them are likely to overestimate pay's true importance. According to SARA RYNES, department executive officer of The University of Iowa's Department of Management and Organizations and lead researcher of the study, "People seem to believe that pay is the most important motivator for everyone--except themselves." Results of the study were published in the Academy of Management Executive. The Tribune is based in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

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