The power of positive expectations

The Pygmalion effect transforms employees through positive expectations. Genuinely believing in the potential of your employees is a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. In this classic video, Robert Roshenthol, factulty of the Harvard Medical School, discusses an experiment that explains how higher expectations translate to a higher quality engagement between teacher and learner, and result in higher performance through 4 factors; 1) a warmer climate 2) greater input into problem solving tasks 3) greater opportunity to respond to challenge and 4) more developmental feedback.


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