The Power of Interest and Attention - Your Mega Watt Tool for Success

Management Craft

I am doing some research into the Hawthorne studies (Western Electric Company, 1929-1932, studies so named because the research took place at the plant in Hawthorne, just outside Chicago) and came across this great quote. As you might recall, the Hawthorne studies helped us understand the connections between workplace relationships, morale, and productivity. The need to set goals and measure performance is not an adequate excuse to overmanage or overboss people.

Uber Shows How Not to Apply Behavioral Economics

Harvard Business

” One such approach, according to Scheiber, compels drivers toward collecting more fares based on the insight from behavioral sciences that people are highly influenced by goals. In a paper published in 2009 , Alex Haynes and colleagues examined the use and effectiveness of checklists in eight hospitals in eight cities in the Unites States. It’s a well-documented social-science finding called the Hawthorne effect.)