Elton Mayo's Theory of Motivations & Contributions to Management Theory


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What were the Hawthorne Studies?

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1. What was the prevailing theory of management prior to Mayo's work?

2. What was Mayo's management belief after studying the workers at the Hawthorne plant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will display your knowledge of Elton Mayo and his influence on management practices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The Hawthorne Studies
  • The main theory of management before Mayo's work
  • Mayo's belief of management after the Hawthorne Studies
  • How lighting impacted work

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mayo
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about The Hawthorne Studies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different management practices and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Mayo and his management principles, look at the lesson called Elton Mayo's Theory of Motivations & Contributions to Management Theory. This lesson features the following objectives:

  • Details his time as a lecturer at the University of Queensland and the University of Pennsylvania
  • Explains scientific management
  • Covers the Human Relations Movement
  • Explores his total impact on management techniques