The Hawthorne Experiments

The Hawthorne Experiments

Pearls of Wisdom
Updated May 27, 2024

What you'll learn

  • List the experiments carried out and their results on the employees
  • State the impact of the Hawthorne Experiments on our understanding of employee motivation
Course Description

Elton Mayo and his research team in the 1920''s carried out experiments with employees to see the impact on productivity of changes to various working conditions. The results changed the prevailing views on employee motivation and revealed the ''Observer effect''. This video introduces the experiments and the lessons discovered.