EBM: The Hawthorne Studies

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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.

Virgin Atlantic Tested 3 Ways to Change Employee Behavior

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So we partnered with Virgin Atlantic Airways on a field experiment to understand how the behavior of employees—in this case, airline captains—influences fuel efficiency, and how low-cost company interventions can influence their behavior.

Uber Shows How Not to Apply Behavioral Economics

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Uber has been using similar insights to influence drivers’ behavior. ” 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.