Maslow’s Hierarchy-of-Needs Theory

In today’s post we will be discussing one of the key theories that you need to know for the ASWB bachelor’s social work exam. Abraham Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) researched and created this theory by studying people who were in the top 1% healthiest people in his community, and world known influential people. He study the healthiest instead of those that are would be considered dysfunctional, because studying those considered dysfunctional would lead to a dysfunctional philosophy.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

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So what do you need to know about Maslow for the social work exam? Well in summary for a person to become fully functional, their environment must be in a healthy condition. For example a person can’t look for activity groups if they are deprived of food and water. If people are not able to grow in a healthy environment they tend to became depressed, have anxiety, and may develop a inferiority complex. This hierarchy shows that there are basic categories that must be met, before the individual will seek higher categories.

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The last stage you will need to recall for the social work exam of Maslow’s main five Hierarchy Pyramid is Self-Actualization. Being a Humanist, Maslow believes that humans strive to reach their fullest potential. People who look for wisdom and personal growth have mastered the other stages of this hierarchy, and are fully functional.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

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Once a person feels a sense of "belonging", the need to feel important arises. Esteem needs may be classified as internal or external. Internal esteem needs are those related to self-esteem such as self respect and achievement. External esteem needs are those such as social status and recognition. Some esteem needs are:

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If Maslow's theory holds, there are some important implications for management. There are opportunities to motivate employees through management style, job design, company events, and compensation packages, some examples of which follow:

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Esteem Needs: Recognize achievements to make employees feel appreciated and valued. Offer job titles that convey the importance of the position.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a based on the theory that one level of needs must be met before moving on to the next step.

In 1943 Abraham Maslow published his theory of a hierarchy of needs

However, not all people are driven by the same needs - at any time different people may be motivated by entirely different factors. It is important to understand the needs being pursued by each employee. To motivate an employee, the manager must be able to recognize the needs level at which the employee is operating, and use those needs as levers of motivation.

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The figure below shows some potential ways of satisfying employee needs according to Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory. Some of these are easy and inexpensive to implement, others are hard and costly. Also, the employees' needs may vary. However, if you manage to implement at least some of these strategies you will be looked at as more considerate, supportive and interested in your people's welfare.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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Self-actualization is the summit of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. It is the quest of reaching one's full potential as a person. Unlike lower level needs, this need is never fully satisfied; as one grows psychologically there are always new opportunities to continue to grow.