Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (MHN) is an idea in psychology proposed by American psychologist Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” in the Journal Psychological Review. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of human innate curiosity. (Wikipedia)
The theory states that humans are motivated to fulfill their needs in a heirarchical order as shown in the above pyramid. This order begins with the most basic needs before moving on to more advanced needs.
Self-actualization needs are the highest level on Maslow’s Pyramid of needs. These needs include realizing one potential, self-fulfillment, self-development, and peak experiences. Self actualization is the desire to accomplish all that one can do and unleash all potential.
In management, MHN provides one with a framework for supporting and enabling team members to feel healthy, happy, and fulfilled.
Here’s a discussion of ancient illustration of an insatiable desires of man which by nature is not contented of what he owns. Full of worries of life, his desires for fame, fortune, and comfort are insatiable, unaware that death is on his feet.
A man works hard for the stomach, yet having obtained food, he then thinks of clothing.
Having clothes, he then looks up and feels discontent with a small roof.
He built a big house, then finds missing at the bedside a beautiful wife.
He married a beloved wife, then worries about missing a vehicle at the garage for a ride.
Having purchased a vehicle with money, then finds a lack of personal driver.
Having employed a driver, and or housemaid, then he tyrannized for being a powerless rich man.
Having been selected as head of an institution, he then finds the position too low in ranking and authority.
Having been risen to the position of highness or executive, he then thinks everyday of ascending the highest post.
Having ascended the topmost chair, he then wants to play sports with the elects.
Having hailed at the sports' game, he then asks where the stairway to heaven is.
Unknowingly, before the stairway is even built, the highest heaven has already sent for the ghosts to take his life.
If it were not time for his death, he would still complain about the staircase's lack of height ! 🍏
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