Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

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Abraham Maslow developed the Hierarchy of needs (HON) to try and explain human psychological developments and how these manifest themselves into a worker’s life. We will explore some issues brought up by the model and why it may lack a certain the degree of unification and how it could potentially work better if entwined with other views. Motivation is the “word derived from the word ’motive’ It’s the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals” (guide, 2017) Also, Maslow defined the hierarchy as being “interrelated rather than sharply separated” (Maslow, 1954). He also in (1969a) “amended his model, placing self-transcendence as a motivational step beyond self-actualization” (Koltko-Rivera, 2006). According to…show more content…
Meaning that they gain satisfaction from being important within the organization which then leads to a sense of freedom and confidence fulfilling the esteem desires. Finally, the self-actualization stage is the level where the individual reaches full potential and where the individual has accomplished their personal goals, reaching this stage would imply that the worker has mastered all the previous needs and has almost become the best version of themselves without any other need restrictions. However, implementations have surfaced from the model, for instance, Hofstede (Hofstede, 2002) argues that Maslow’s hierarchy is ethnocentric as it fails to illustrate and expand upon different backgrounds of workers and their social and intellectual needs. The idea of self-actualization is commonly seen in workers from individualistic cultures that seek personal gain within the workplace, rather than being motivated by groups and wellbeing, unlike collectivist societies. Suggesting that the hierarchy rejects the idea that “culture consists of the unwritten rules of the social game” (Geert Hofstede, 2010), therefore due to social changes the hierarchy now lacks diversification. In context, managers working in different

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