Essay about The Principles Of Management : Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

1563 Words Feb 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Introduction It was once thought that all employees were looking to climb the corporate ladder, break the glass ceiling, compete ruthlessly for the promotion, and lived for their yearly raise; however, employers are realizing that their workforce has other factors of motivation that are more personally tailored to each individual employee, and they do not relate to salary. Employers are taking into account an employee’s emotional and physical needs in order to motivate their employees and create positive working environments that lead to success for the organization. “The Principles of Management” text elaborates on various theories of motivation that will assist a manager in planning, leading, organizing, and controlling their team to attain positive employee motivation and performance in the chapter entitled Motivating Employees (Saylor, 2014). Famous theories related to successful contemporary management include Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory, and McClelland’s Acquired Needs Theory (Saylor, 2014, p. 735-43). These theories reinforce that contemporary managers not only need to assess goals and figure out how to achieve them, but they provide insight to management on how to relate to employees and be sensitive to an employee’s need for recognition, personal connections, respect, and appreciation; all of which support these respected theories (Saylor, 2014, p. 735-43). Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory states that hygiene factors such as:…

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