The pygmalion effect tells managers how to get average or low performers to achieve better. The history of the pygmalion effect is provided, alongside its advantages and drawbacks, and illustration of how it can be implemented and measured.
Pygmalion Effect Definition
The pygmalion effect states that "one's expectations about a person can eventually lead that person to behave and achieve in ways that confirm those expectations" (Tauber, 1998).
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- Benabou, R. and J.Tirole (2003) Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation, Review of Economic Studies, Vol.70, pp.489-520.
- Daido, K and Itoh, H. (2005) The Pygmalion Effect: An Agency Model with Reference Dependent Preferences. CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1444.
- Kaplan, R. and Norton, D.P. (2008) Mastering the Management System. Harvard Business Review, Vol. 86(1), pp. 62–77.
- Kets de Vries and Manfred F.R. (2001) The Leadership Mystique, London: London Financial Times Prentice-Hall.
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