Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Theory In The Workplace

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The purpose of this paper is to present a survey of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory and analyze its impact on the modern management practices. The study is focused in particular on the importance of his ideas for improving employee motivation, job satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness in a contemporary workplace. Although many researchers argue that Maslow’s theory is outdated, it is beyond doubt that the implementation of its most fundamental concepts can positively affect the employee motivation strategies, enhance work engagement and organizational commitment, and increase business performance. Introduction Various aspects of human motivation have always attracted the attention of scientists. It’s no wonder that the study of different factors of motivational processes is considered an…show more content…
In his work Application of the Maslow’s hierarchy of need theory, Dr. Nyameh Jerome states that it may be definitely linked to the complex organization of the contemporary workplace. He highlights a theory’s importance for organizational culture, human resource management, and employee’s performance and thoroughly examines its impact on them. From his perspective, every organization passes through lower stages of satisfying basic physiological and safety needs to the higher levels of social needs, self-esteem and self-actualization. He reveals the interconnection between individual needs and organizational goals, “at the third level of the Maslow’s hierarchy, social needs would correspond to the formation of organized roles within the organization into distinct units. The positive interaction of organizational culture and human resource management would result in self-esteem and self-actualization. It also implies that the organization through its employees has excelled and met their objectives, mission and vision statement, i.e. a stage that can be considered parallel to self-actualization. “(2013, p.

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