An effect caused by the expectations of a superior regarding the performance of their subordinates. It has been called a form of self-fulfilling prophecy. It has actually been found to enhance the performance of employees based on the positive expectations of management.

PYGMALION EFFECT: "The Pygmalion effect not only increased productivity, but morale as well."
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