Essay on Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

780 Words Apr 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Psychology professor Abraham Maslow 's theory states needs that can be ranked in a hierarchical order. It is commonly know as “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” and exhibits a hierarchical pyramid of five levels. The most basic needs are at the lowest levels of the pyramid. Physiological or deficiency needs are dealt with in these low levels. The more complex needs are located at the top of the pyramid, and deal with growth needs. I feel that this motivational theory is the most accurate based on my experience. If my workplaces had followed his theory I would have been more motivated to work harder, produce higher, are likely to and less likely to leave the job to find opportunities that are more fulfilling.

Physiological needs.
Physiological needs “deal with the maintenance of the human body”. The most basic need is physiological which include food, water, and housing. To satisfy these basic needs we need monetary compensation. My first job didn’t provide me with sufficient compensation for basic needs. It was not possible to buy healthy food. There were times that I ate Ramen for a week. I also learned that water is not free when I received my first water bill. Hungry and thirsty, I did the minimum work I was expected to do. Many companies provide free food for their employees. This would have motivated and allowed me to concentrate. Providing a healthy work environment would have helped my physiological needs.

Safety Needs
Maslow describes Safety needs as a way for people…

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