Advocates of pay transparency argue that displaying pay information reveals potential misconduct and leads to fairer pay. On the other hand, advocates of pay secrecy emphasize negative consequences of pay transparency such as envy and conflict, lower flexibility in terms of pay determination and higher justification costs. How pay transparency impacts employees’ organizational citizenship and deviant workplace behavior however, has not been studied yet. Three US researchers have addressed exactly this research question in their article.
Contribution of Alexandra Arnold, senior research associate and lecturer at the Center for Human Resource Management (CEHRM) in HR today 11/2018