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The Hawthorne Experiment and the Human Side of Management

The Hawthorne Experiment and the Human Side of Management

The Hawthorne experiment, conducted from 1924 to 1927, aimed to study the relationship between lighting conditions and worker productivity. However, it revealed unexpected results known as the Hawthorne effect. Despite dimming the light, productivity remained high. Elton Mayo’s analysis suggested that workers’ motivation and social factors significantly impact productivity, marking a shift towards human-centered management theories.

Reflecting on your own experiences, can you recall instances where changes in work environment or social dynamics influenced your productivity or behavior?

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