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Perlman and Varma (2005) state the following in the discussion of their research: “In sum, it is important for IT professionals to have a better understanding of management. It is essential if they are to help in designing work and pay arrangements that maximize their own satisfaction and the satisfaction of other IT professionals like them” (p. 592). Among other things, the authors’ state that IT professionals have little understanding or respect for the useful roles that managers can play.