When Work Has Meaning, The Culture Changes

Great Leadership By Dan

This was seen in a study called the Hawthorne Effect , which was run by Elton Mayo at Western Electric’s Hawthorne Works factory, outside of Chicago, IL, in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effects of workplace conditions on individual productivity. Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant. culture Hawthorne effect S. Guest post from S.

When Clinicians Know They’re Being Watched, Patients Fare Better

Harvard Business

In the 1920s, a series of experiments were conducted at Hawthorne Works, a Western Electric telephone factory just outside Chicago, to study the effects of lighting on worker productivity. The “Hawthorne effect,” as it is now known, has been well-documented in social science : individuals, typically research subjects, actively change their behavior when they know they are being observed and monitored. The effect goes beyond productivity.

Uber Shows How Not to Apply Behavioral Economics

Harvard Business

When I read the piece, it reminded me of a question executives often ask me when I talk to them about the benefits of behavioral economics or give them examples of how they could use it in their own organizations: “Aren’t you afraid it will be used with ill intent?” In discussing this topic with executives, I first provide a couple of examples. It’s a well-documented social-science finding called the Hawthorne effect.)