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In our readings it suggests that individuals tend to change their behavior if they believe they are being observed-this is called the Hawthorne Effect. As Organizational Leaders what does this phenomenon tell you about observed behaviors and those you may not see? How does this impact the broader context of an organization, particularly when trying to gather authentic data on organizational behavior?

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Hawthorne Effect
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Hawthorne Effect

According to Sedgwick & Greenwood (2015), the Hawthorne effect is a term used to
describe people who tend to be more productive and follow the laid down procedures when they
know they are subject to an experiment. This means that such people behave well, work hard,
and observe the set rules and regulations when they are subjected to supervision. The term was
initially established in 1958 by Henry A. Landsberger when experimenting in the factory. He
found out that the productivity of employees is influenced by their work environment,
colleagues, and their expertise. During the experiment, it was established that physical variations
such as lighting do not affect the employee’s productivity. Instead, the interest and care shown to
them boost their productivity.
According to Goodwin, Stange, Zyzanski, Crabtree, Borawski, & Flocke, ...

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