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Unformatted text preview: November 9, 2010 Motivating employees This is part of the leadership function of management Content theories of motivation o 1. Maslows Hierarchy of Needs Human beings were motivated to satisfy 5 different categories of needs and these needs were arranged in the form of a hierarchy Humans were motivated to fulfill the lowest unsatisfied need in the hierarchy Once a need is satisfied according to Maslow, its no longer motivational What motivates your behavior according to Maslow? Lowest unsatisfied need in the hierarchy Given that most jobs are specialized, what 2 needs are typically unmet by employees? Self actualization, esteem Self actualization=peak experience According to Maslow, how many needs can motivate you at one time? 1 Research on Maslows Hierarchy of Needs Only 2-3 needs that motivate behavior rather than 5 proposed by Maslow Everyone does not climb the hierarchy in the same progression Satisfied needs can still motivate an employees behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course MGT 3200 taught by Professor Sauley during the Spring '06 term at LSU.
- Spring '06