Presented already in December, now also here on the homepage:
Besides motivating, bonus payments in organizations might also lead to the perception of a competitive work climate, that is a climate of performance measurement and interpersonal comparison. As a consequence, such a climate might increase employees’ interpersonal deviance, that is active harming behavior towards co-workers, especially if employees are dispositionally high in trait competitiveness. We find support for these hypotheses in a cross-sectional field study and two experiments.
Glaeser, D., van Gils, S., Van Quaquebeke, N., (2015). Financial Bonuses and Interpersonal Deviance: Competitiveness as the Match that Lights the Fire. Paper presented at the 5th European Reward Management Conference, Brussels, BEL, Dec. 11th-12th.