Essay on Maslow's Hierachy and Google

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1.) Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory is based on a pyramid of five needs. The only way you can reach the top is by starting at the bottom and fulfilling each need. The list starts with physiological needs, safety needs, social needs, esteem needs, and finally self-actualization. Maslow said that most people do not reach self-actualization.
Physiological needs are the basics of survival, such as food, oxygen, water, and sleep.
Safety needs are not only physical safety needs but also employment, resources, morality, family, health and property.
Social needs are where the desire for strong relationships comes into play. This includes friendships and family.
Esteem needs is confidence, self-esteem, achievement, respect of others and
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The campus is very large, but has a small homey feel. The main source of transportation on campus is the bicycle. This mode of transportation not only gets the employee from point A to point B faster than walking, but allows you to talk to other employees along the way and pump some endorphins to boost morale.
The founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin started this company with the thought of changing the world, but doing it comfortably and in a fun way. They have managed to create a world-wide company, and yet continue to keep the small-business charm. One way of satisfying the esteem needs of their employees is by holding a weekly all-hands meeting where the company comes together to meet with and Sergey to discuss matters at hand and keep all employees informed. Both Larry and Sergey do an excellent job of encouraging and supporting their employees’ great work. “We know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success.” With this attitude it’s no wonder that so many people want to work for Google. They are fed, work in a close community, are encouraged and supported, and have the opportunity to be creative and try new things.
Google’s philosophy is stated in their list called “Ten Things.” The first one says: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” One of the aspects of Maslow’s esteem needs is to

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