Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Analysis

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In this essay I will discuss Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. I will explain it by discussing the five stage model steps which are:
1. Psychological
2. Safety
3. Social
4. Esteem
5. Self-Actualisation
Also in this essay I will discuss Herzberg’s theory Two Factor Theory which explains that there are two sets of factors that influence motivation in the workplace by either enhancing employee satisfaction or hindering it.
The two factors are:
1. Hygiene Factors
2. Motivational Factors
Finally in this essay I will explain and compare the advantages and disadvantages that is associated with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg’s theory Two Factor Theory.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs explains that there are a category
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For safety needs employees need a safe clean working environment with job safety and with a decent wage that is enough to provide a good lifestyle, house and better quality of life. For social needs managers need to focus on team work and organising social events and giving the employees a chance to socialise outside of work. Esteem needs are gained through a recognition of achievements, rewards for a good performance and a merit based promotion system. Finally Self-Actualisation can be achieved by allowing employees to reach what they feel is their full potential and allowing them to continue as they develop as they…show more content…
Disadvantages of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
• The problem with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is it cannot be tested empirically which means there is no way to measure accurately how satisfied one level of need must be before the next higher need.
• The five-step model is way too simple which means that:
• The same service can satisfy several needs at one time
• The model is too culture bound which means it lacks validity across different cultures and the assumptions of the hierarchy may be restricted to western cultures because Maslow only studied on small segment of the human population. Also the words safety and esteem have different meanings in cultures around the world. Therefore it is hard for researchers to measure these needs.
• Finally the hierarchy fails to take into account individual differences. There is no evidence showing every human experiences the needs in order Maslow
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