Human nature and Human surroundings

Around one hundred years back during the Hawthorne studies the test workers were told that they would be rewarded/punished according to their productivity. The researchers were expecting an increased overall output but contrary to what they had anticipated the production actually went down because the group believed that the management might fire the less productive labors.
A century later such kind of response from any test group of any office seems not only impossible but also ridiculous and absurd.
Virginia Woolf once stated that around 1905 the human nature changed. So by examining the sharp contrast between the aforementioned scenarios maybe we can safely assert that human nature once again changed in around 1990 with the fall of communist block and rise of neo-liberalism.
But alas you’re a Marxist and you’re not allowed to believe in stuffs such as the existence of anything such as ‘human nature’!!!!!


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