EBM: The Hawthorne Studies
MAY 12, 2010
The Hawthorne Studies were conducted from 1927 to 1932 at the Hawthorne Works plant outside of Chicago. Mayo first examined the physical and environmental influences of the workplace and eventually moved into the psychological aspects and their impact on employee motivation as it applies to productivity. Instead, he found the “Hawthorne Effect.”. The Hawthorne studies found that the workplace was a social system.