You and Your Career

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Hazem Qassem MGT 610- Contemporary Management Theory You And Your Career Question 1: Motivation: Chapter 17, page Is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs useful to managers? Why? Response: Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs describes the building blocks where an individual can reach their highest and full potential to have an impact on themselves and the world around them. There are 4 key stages to achieve self-actualization that are incumbent upon one another. To answer the question, first we have to understand what are those 4 key stages, and most importantly to dig deeper into the concept of self-actualization. The first stage is “Physiological Needs”, which are the most basic necessities of life such as food, water, rest, sex, and air.…show more content…
Your culture is either helping you progress or holding you back from moving forward. Companies have their own culture that they want their employees to be contributing to. If the employee does not fit the culture, then that employee will not make the team, for the sake of efficiency and achieving the maximum results. Furthermore, companies want to invest in individuals whose sense of passion and purpose can influence those around them to work harder and unlock their potential as well. Energy is contagious and it is no different in the work force. Therefore, never stop working on yourself and when people see what you are truly capable of, they will be the ones to come to you. Question 2: Motivation: Chapter 17, page What role do you think individual needs of people play in building a successful company? Response: According to recent gallop polls, it has been widely reported that US workers work the most hours with the least amount of vacation time in comparison with workers in other industrialized countries such as France, Japan, UK and Germany. This does not mean that US workers get paid more money than workers in those countries either. As a result, we notice that quality family time has become rare in many households these days, where parents do not get to spend as much time with their kids as they would like to. In addition, pre-occupations
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