Essay on Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs Theory

1258 Words Oct 6th, 2015 null Page
All humans have basic needs that need to be met in order to thrive and stay alive on this Earth. Everyone is aware of the basic needs such as food, water shelter, but it is rarely discussed what type of needs have to be met while working for an organization. A lot of times, it is hard to identify exactly what needs have to be met by an organization in order for a person to thrive and have a healthy experience at an organization. Whether you work at a fast food restaurant or a Fortune 500 company, the same needs are expected to be met by the employer, and these different needs can be identified through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory was developed by Abraham Maslow in the late 40’s and Early 50’s. His theory is based on human motivation, and gives a great layout on what the relationship between a person and organization should be based upon (Miller, 40). Maslow’s theory is based upon five basic needs that have to be met in order for a person to survive in an organization. Maslow puts a huge emphasis on the fact that the first 3 lower order needs need to be met in order to have success with the 2 higher level needs (Miller,41). The 5 needs, in order are psychological needs, safety needs, affiliation needs, esteem needs, and need for self accusation. Like I said previously, the 3 lower level needs have to be met in order for a person to move onto higher level means. Psychological need is describing the basic needs of every human such as…

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