Ip3 team and leadership

MASLOWS HIERARCHY OF NEEDS One of the central issues in human resources management is a question of how to get the employees fully engaged with the targets of a certain company. Never ending changeable environment within the organization and frequently changing goals are the most important management tasks. Speaking about the employees, in order to achieve the set goals, they should be always motivated and remain satisfied with what they do. To achieve means that will ensure employees’ motivation, one can use the Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a model that attempted to capture different needs of human motivation. The first level of the pyramid model is the physiological needs of every human: food, water, warmth and sex. The second consists of such safety needs as security, order and stability. Then comes the need in affiliation that is love and belonging. The fourth level represents need for esteem or the need in recognition, prestige and power. The fifth level is the self- actualization and the last one is the self- transcendence, which is experience.
In order to perform work well, employees need healthy air, water and adequate time to rest. These needs are the main motivators of the first level of Maslows pyramid. The employees should aware of the level of risk they have in the working environment to feel them comfortable enough for their proper work performance. The main motivator for the employees at the level of affiliation is the opportunity to be a part of a team, in which its members share skills, knowledge and unique experiences. The esteem needs are the external motivators for employees and they are the prizes and awards, while the internal motivators are the private goals that employees set for themselves. Once the main needs are achieved, people are able to reach their true potential, real meaning, wisdom and justice.
Within the organization, newly employees await for a security, order and stability from their job. In a certain time, they are trying to seek their role inside the team and thus need active support from their colleagues and leaders. This will not only give new employees feel themselves comfortable, but also will ensure an opportunity to enter the next level of Maslows model. There, the employees do their best to obtain recognition that will motivate them for the further achievements.
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