1. What can current managers learn from the Zimbardo experiment? (Search Zimbardo experiment on Google, its prison experiment).
1. 2 dozen healthy, normal, male volunteers were randomly divided into either prisoners or guards. Guards were dressed in symbols of authority and given instructions to refer to “prisoners” by numbers only so as to dehumanise them
2. The “prisoners” were picked up at home by real cops, brought into the mock prison, fingerprinted and in all ways were treated like real prisoners
3. Both prisoners and guards exhibited “expected” behaviour. The guards being controlling, dominating and extremely sadistic and the