Role of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in Managing and Motivating Employees

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Role of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in Managing and Motivating Employees The following paper deals with the American psychologist Abraham Maslow, born in New York, who stated that every human being has 5 differently categorised needs that need to be fulfilled in order to provide healthy and happy living. In daily work managers need to respect and follow these needs so that employees will work most efficiently and effectively. Following these needs and trying to execute them is the best instruction for managers to motivate and provide successful working conditions. This paper will introduce you to the hierarchy of needs and will illustrate, by applying examples from day to day business how this concept can be best implemented. The…show more content…
Excellent managers must be able to support their personnel to raise their performance at their jobs, progress their knowledge, and recognize their full potential. If a manager wants to do this efficient he must know how people do their work and how to influence and control them. This is sometimes very difficult for a manager because everybody is different and only one of its kind and has different habits, personalities, desires and comes from a different background. Everybody has a different personality and different skills and this depends on genetics, upbringing, education, friends and relatives, sex, work, religion and experience. In order to managers must be able to get a feel for an employee?s behaviour and be able to feel themselves inside them that they know how they are thinking and why they are thinking this way. As a result they will be able to take into account the expectations, values, and perceptions of their own employees and other people who they are communicating with. One of the most important tasks a manager has is to provide their employees with job satisfaction. If employees are not satisfied with their job they will not be motivated and morale drops and absence and lateness increases. "Employee morale involves thoughts, feelings, and sentiments. Factors that affect morale include the reputation or tradition of the organization, management's attitude, job duties, co-workers, communication, and employee concerns"
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