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Maslow in the workplace

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As best as I can tell Steve Smith came up with the above interesting concept and published about it on HR Zone. We all know the classic Maslow, but this is a worthy spin. It is even available as a slide show (if you are willing to register) if you need it.

Now it is up to you to reflect on yourself and those around you. What can you do to help others move up, as that is good for them and for your organisation 🙂

For your convenience I copied the textual description from

Maslow’s theory of the Hierarchy of Needs, which states that psychological health is dependent on the fulfilling of needs in order of priority, has been adapted to explain the phycologial behavior of employees. The theory consists of the following building blocks:

    • I’m here for the money.
    • I am leaving when I can.
    • I’m a clock watcher.
    • I’m a jobs worth.

    Survival – Consists of biological needs such as food, water, shelter, sleep. In the employee engagement model, the concept is mapped to the Disengagement step with the following behaviors:

    • I’m interested in overtime.
    • I have more sick days than I should.
    • I don’t like my job much.
    • I read job ads.

    Security – Consists of the need of stability, security, order, law, and protection from elements. The Employee engagement model explains this step as the Not Engaged Step. The behavior is around the following statements:

    • I know I’m part of something bigger.
    • I’m Proud to work here.
    • I might leave if I’m tempted.
    • There are no career development here.

    Belonging – Consist of the need for love, affection, intimacy. Is the step of the employee engagement model where the individual is in the breaking point (or boundary) between loyalty and lack of interest. The statements that define the behavior are:

    • I’m a vital part of the business.
    • I feel important at work.
    • I’m an achiever.
    • I’m really busy and very likely stressed.

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