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Virgin Atlantic Tested 3 Ways to Change Employee Behavior

Harvard Business

Clearly, positive environmental impact can be quite profitable. For many years, teams at Virgin Atlantic have been testing ways to motivate efficient decision-making in the cockpit. This is consistent with a well-documented social science phenomenon called the Hawthorne effect, whereby people change their behavior as a result of knowing they are being observed. Challenging captains to meet higher performance targets proved to be the most cost-effective intervention.