M9 (Brumbaugh)

After reviewing the Hawthorne Studies video, for this week’s Class Discussion, what, if any, has been your experience with the Hawthorne effect on a job.

I can defiantly say that the Hawthorne effect can be either a negative or positive in different situations. When I first started working at my job, they were in the transition from having “sections’ to “dynamic floor coverage.’ At first it was terrible, they micromanaged your every move and I felt like I couldn’t get a break. Everything I did, either good or bad, they had something to say about it. Until we got a new SM and “dynamic floor coverage’ wasn’t new anymore, they let us finally learn from our mistakes. They stepped off and let us be our own bosses. Now I work harder and smarter with them supervising me from a far.

1) Describe a supervisor who inspired and motivated you — what were their characteristics or actions that made such a positive impact?

The supervisors I have currently at my job are very inspiring and motivating while making work fun! They treat everyone with respect and truly want what’s best for there team. They always ask how I’m doing and remember details about me, my vision and goals, and life events. They really consider any of my needs and try there best to keep me satisfied. Being how amazing they are and the company itself, I have worked for them for almost three years, and strive to be my best everyday. I hope I can be as caring, determined, goal motivated, and easy going as my supervisors.

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