Other difference between Maslow Need Hierarchy Theory and Alderfer’s ERG Theory

Other difference between Maslow Need Hierarchy Theory and Alderfer’s ERG Theory

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Other difference between Maslow Need Hierarchy Theory and Alderfer’s ERG Theory ERG Theory states that at a given point of time, more than one need may be operational. While Maslow’s need hierarchy theory is rigid as it assumes that the needs follow a specific and orderly hierarchy and unless a lower- level need is satisfied, an individual cannot proceed to the higher- level need; ERG Theory of motivation is very flexible as he
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Unformatted text preview: perceived the needs as a range/variety rather than perceiving them as a hierarchy. According to Alderfer, an individual can work on growth needs even if his existence or relatedness needs remain unsatisfied. Thus, he gives explanation to the issue of starving artist who can struggle for growth even if he is hungry....
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course MANAGEMENT mg101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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