Enhancing Employee Motivation
Developed in 1943 by renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow, the Hierarchy of Needs Theory postulates ways to progressively motivate human beings into higher level performance (Griffin, Philips, & Gully, 2017). Symbolically described as a pyramid, the theory portends that the most basic needs of a person have to be satisfied prior to the same individual progressing to the second, third, fourth, and fifth phase respectively. One cannot satisfy the third need without having realized contentment relative to the two bottom sections of the pyramid.
The theory provides that there are five needs that a human being has to progressively meet towards becoming the best person they can be. According to Griffin, Philips, and Gully (2017), the ne
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