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Adverse Effects of Monitoring: Evidence from a field experiment

Université de Fribourg

  • Herz, Holger University of Fribourg
  • Zihlmann, Christian University of Fribourg
    05.02.2021

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English We conduct a field experiment with remote workers to assess potential adverse effects of monitoring. We find that monitoring reduces the average performance of workers, in particular among the intrinsically motivated workforce. Moreover, monitoring cultivates the average worker: There are fewer high performers and the variance in performance is significantly reduced. Importantly, we show... Show more…
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Economics
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Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales
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