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Hawthorne effect

  the concept that almost any change will initially result in increased productivity simply because test subjects will know they are part of an experiment
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The Hawthorne Effect originally referred to the increase in worker productivity observed when a worker is singled out and made to feel important. The phenomenon was first observed at the Hawthorne plant of the Western Electric company in Cicero, Illinois from 1927 to 1932 by researchers from Harvard Business School. Researchers discovered that productivity increased regardless of which environmental factors were manipulated.  (retrieved 6/08)
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