Abraham Maslow Case Study

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Still, Abraham Maslow, a theorist mentioned in our textbook, attempted to synthesize a large body of research related to human motivation and posited a hierarchy of five basic motivational needs: physiological, safety, love and belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization and although he recognized that not all personalities followed his proposed hierarchy, these needs suggested that before a more sophisticated, higher order need can be met, certain primary needs had to be satisfied first. However, it is not surprising that the collective works of the major researchers in motivation theory held validity in their right, but their theories were vigorously studied and applied by businesses looking to improve motivation as a means to increase…show more content…
(Weber, Little, Henry, & Lavelle, 2001) Then, agreed to accept, again without admitting or denying responsibility, an antifraud SEC injunction in the Waste Management case and a class action settlement without admitting any fault. Andersen largely escaped the consolidations that created other accounting-consulting behemoths, it survived the contentious splitting off most of its consulting operations into Accenture, a move that toppled Andersen from the No. 1 in accounting to No. 5. This time, Andersen’s fate turned and it has become the poster child for accounting blunders which is a far cry from “the stand-up firm” according Joseph Berardino, Andersen’s new CEO. (Weber, Little, Henry, & Lavelle, 2001) Conversely, Andersen had a “One Firm” concept to promote the idea of a universally high standard of client service provided by people who were trained the same way. Besides, the firm’s operations were so standardized that any employee could take over the duties and files of another employee of the same rank at a day’s notice. Andersen had the essence of uniformity and a standardized appearance enforced through a rigid dress code. I
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