Maslow 's Theory Of Organizational Roles And Leisure Time Activities

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E.R.G Theory assumes people’s environmental settings in the form of organizational roles and leisure-time activities such as jobs, college life, academic work, and extracurricular activities under Alderfer’s categories of needs which he believes are active in all living persons. All people are alike in that they possess some degree of each need but they differ in the strength of their needs. The question arises, how strong is each need in each person’s life? Maslow 's Theory of Needs offers propositions for human needs where lower level needs satisfaction to reach human needs of higher level desires, while E.R.G Theory elicits three core requirements that were aimed in the terms of a process through which and only through which satisfaction could be obtained. Under the E.R.G Theory three basic needs were defined; existence, relatedness, and growth. Existence relates to a person 's physical needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. Relatedness relates to a person 's interpersonal needs within his personal as well as professional settings. Growth relates to a person 's needs of personal development. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs we can see some overlap within all levels of the hierarchy and Alderfer’s E.R.G Theory. The “Leadership Center” writes that the according to Alderfer’s E.R.G Theory, human needs isn’t in any order and a person’s desire to fulfill a need can be activated at any point in time. Results show in the lower level need a person isn’t required to

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