Humanistic Workplace Paper

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Humanistic Workplace Paper ABSTRACT In today's workplace, Humanism would concentrate upon the development of the employee's self-concept. If the employee feels good about him or herself then that is a positive start. Feeling good about oneself would involve an understanding of ones' strengths and weaknesses, and a belief in one's ability to improve. Learning is not an end in itself; it is the means to progress towards the pinnacle of self-development, which Maslow terms 'Self-actualization'. For Example, a child learns because he or she is inwardly driven, and derives his or her reward from the sense of achievement that having learned something affords. This would differ from the behaviorist view that would expect extrinsic…show more content…
Such employee will often work for the praise, and not work if their efforts go unnoticed. This is so unlike an interested person surfing through the Internet, who derives satisfaction from learning something new, even though nobody is around to witness this acquisition of knowledge. In other words, if education were preparing the child for adult life, it would seem the humanist approach is the correct one. The humanist supervisor is a facilitator, not a disseminator, of knowledge. Participatory and discovery methods would be favored instead of traditional didacticism (i.e. learn parrot-fashion every thing the supervisor says). As well as the employee's basic needs the humanistic supervisor is concerned with his/her affective (or emotional) needs. Feeling and thinking are very much interlinked. Feeling positive about oneself facilitates learning and productiveness. The self or the individual is important. Not the similarities between humans as much as the individuality of humans. EMPHASIS ON HUMANISTIC APPROACH TO EMPLOYEES 1 Affect - emphasis on feeling and thinking. 2 Self-Concept - positive, Give self-concept importance 3 Communication - positive and honest 4 Personal Values - Importance of personal values, facilitate the development of positive values. Must know themselves, express themselves, self-identity, actualize themselves. The Humanistic approaches use group processes. Groups
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