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Cash Incentives Impair Teamwork

<i>The first research from the International Site Foundation calls on companies to rethink cash rewards.</i>

Incentive experts have been saying it for years, but now there's scientific proof: Cash really isn't king — at least not when it comes to motivating collaborative behavior. The results of a series of nine experiments conducted jointly by three research universities — the University of Minnesota, Florida State University, and the University of British Columbia — and released by the iSITE Foundation suggest that money encourages individuals to work alone, play alone, and put distance between

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