Abraham H. Maslow: A Theory Of Human Motivation

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The reading “A Theory of Human Motivation” written by Abraham H. Maslow analyses the human needs and motivations by categorizing the needs by hierarchical importance of the physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization needs. The author stated that some of the needs are more important than others but interdependency among them are indispensable. Maslow argued, “Any motivated behavior, either preparatory or consummatory, must be understood to be a channel through which many basic needs may be simultaneously expressed or satisfied” (p. 142). The first basic need is the physiological need which concentrates in the importance of maintaining the body with nutriment, in order to maintain all other needs fully equipped to balance the body. The second need is the safety need which focus on incorporating all the human capacity to organize the behavior and skills to seek for safety-seeking mechanisms. The importance of this need is that is that when a human feel some type of protection in their space the feelings of distress, fear and unpredictability may disappear. The third need is the love needs that focus on the acquiring the principles described in both of the previous needs: physiological and…show more content…
Many workers express self-indicators of their lack of needs, then the role of the manager would be to observe the behaviors to better determine the degree of motivation, capacities, and skills for the effectivity functioning of the organization. More importantly, a manager should be able to impose methods of protection to its workers. Maslow argued, “…for instance, the common preference for a job with tenure and protection, the desire for savings account, and for insurance of various kinds (medical, dental, unemployment, disability, old age)”
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