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Day: September 9, 2016

HR Word of The Day 0

HR Word: Hawthorne Effect

​Hawthorne Effect definition As a general term, the Hawthorne Effect encapsulates the belief that observation of a phenomenon changes it. In academic settings, this translates to individuals improving or changing behaviour when they know they’re being studied. In the business environment, the Hawthorne Effect suggests that organisations can motivate employees and improve their perceptions of the working environment by raising […]