What is Hawthorne Effect?

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Hawthorne effect is a term used to describe employees' tendency to work harder and perform better when they are aware that they are being observed.

Hawthorne effect definition

Hawthorne effect is a term used to describe employees' tendency to work harder and perform better when they are aware that they are being observed. Examples have shown how the application of employee observation through the show of concern and recognition affects their motivation as much as improving their work conditions does.

The change in employees behaviour occurs because they are conscious to be under observation.



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