Maslow's Theory Of Motivating Employees

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Motivating Employees

According to the Hawthorne Studies conducted between 1927 and 1932, human satisfaction and the sense of involvement in an assigned job contributed as much to their success as the pay rates. Humans are not merely motivation by one factor, but a multitude of factors that inspire humans to want to achieve a level of fulfillment. The study (1932) showed that employees who are happy and satisfied with their work will be motivated to do better. Management teams should be aware that their company will be best served if they provide a work environment that best meets employee satisfaction (Pride et, Al., 2016). Abraham Maslow proposed a motivational theory that is based on a hierarchy of needs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a motivational theory consisting of five needs that humans should achieve (Pride et. Al., 2016). Maslow’s theory
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Humans are highly social species, and humans require a sense of love, affection, and belonging. Employees should be offered flexible schedules to improve their quality of lives, which includes the time for their family and friends. Furthermore, the social needs are also met in the workplace through the work environment. Alexander Kjerulf, who is an international author and speaker on happiness in the workplaces has stated that "socializing with coworkers is essential for an employees career." Based on Kjerulf, the socialization between co-workers will aide in building the trust, communicating better, and this will help employees work together more efficiently. Kjerulf also states that workplace relationships is one of the most important factors for workplace happiness and efficiency, and being more productive, creative, and successful at the job. A Forbes article on socialization in the workplace argues that the key to optimal success is finding the happy medium where employees are friendly and supportive, yet not entangled in each other’s lives

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