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The Impact of the Hawthorne Effect on Productivity at Work

The Hawthorne effect (also referred to as the observer effect) refers to a phenomenon whereby individuals improve or modify an aspect of their behavior in response to their awareness of being observed. In other words, it refers to an increase in worker productivity produced by the psychological stimulus of being singled out and made to feel important.


10 Ways to Boost Your Productivity at Work

Looking For A Way to Boost Your Productivity? There are several studies and articles on how to boost productivity that provide useful insight for senior managers, including one from McKinsey. But it’s not just employee productivity that senior managers have to worry about; they should also find ways to work more efficiently. In this article we…

6 Ways You Can Improve Productivity and Morale - At The Same Time

5 Ways You Can Improve Productivity and Morale – At The Same Time

Office life is often a punchline – we picture a sea of gray cubicles, endless meetings, and a complete lack of motivation. This is the stereotypical “daily grind” facing most members of the workforce. With such negative connotations, it’s no wonder that so many employees lose their drive. But it’s up to you as a leader to reignite this spark, and push your team to achieve. It’s no easy task, but with a little enthusiasm and support, you can improve productivity and the morale of your team. Try these five tips and watch your team skyrocket to succeed.

Plants in offices improve productivity

‘Green’ beats ‘lean’: Plants in offices boost productivity

New research has found that ‘green’ offices with plants make employees happier and more productive than their lean counterparts. Researchers found that enriching an office with plants could increase productivity levels by 15%. The study, which was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, is the first of its kind to assess the long-term impacts of plants in an office environment.

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How to Manage Harmful Employee Behaviors

It’s one of those unpleasant facts of business life: No matter how effective a manager you are, it’s inevitable that one or more of your employees will display problematic behaviors now and then. A top performer starts exhibiting less-than-stellar performance. A previously reliable employee is increasingly absent from work. A direct report arrives chronically late to important meetings. Today, we have curated four types of harmful employee behaviors and how to manage them as you move into management jobs.

Going off the Grid!

Permanent Availability on the Job

Being available at all hours is extremely important for many companies, but does this mean that employees have no right to switch off? Why shutting off your Smartphone and going “off the grid” should be allowed. Honestly, was it necessary to send that last email on Friday at 9:17pm? Could you not have sent that…

The most wonderful time of the year…

Holiday Etiquette in the Office

This is the soppy time of the year when you have the chance to let people in your life know how important they are to you: family, of course, friends, for sure and …office colleagues? Yes of course for networking and then the next senior position or promotion. OK, also so that you can breathe in…

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