• important tasks of both leaders and participants in teams, groups, and organizations.


One well-documented labor market outcome of recent decades has been an overall increase in the inequality of wages and incomes. For our specific purposes here, the variation in wages observed within occupations is especially important, since it is another indicator of how an outcome of seemingly similar work varies more today than in the past. Whether this trend continues, remains constant, or reverses in the future is a critical question worthy of study and active consideration both for its implications for work design and occupational analysis and for the broader aspects of work and employment policy.

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