Mayo experiment on ergonomic workplace.

By Anita R. Gray

We did another research to improve our office environment and I am happy to share it here on our blog.

The initial extensive research conducted at the Hawthorne Works factory from 1924 to 1932 by Elton Mayo failed to determine the effects of lighting on the increase in a worker’s productivity (Mayo, 1999). Later in 1958, the results of the experiments were revisited by Henry A. Landsberger and the term ‘Hawthorne effect’ was defined to describe the change occurring in an individual’s behaviour when being observed (Sujatha et al., 2019).

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