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Unformatted text preview: Terry Meehan MGMT 100-E59 Assignment Three p. 283, #2 As children, most of us are introduced to the idea of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. These needs are the basic requirements for living a happy and healthy life. These needs include physiological needs such as food and shelter, safety needs, social needs, like feeling loved and accepted, esteem needs, such as the need for recognition and self respect, and self actualization needs, like the need to develop to reach your full potential. What I did not know until recently, is that these needs are now being incorporated into the business strategies of many companies. The idea is that a worker whose needs are met is a happy worker and will work much harder than someone who is only working for the paycheck. My own job does a lot to meet my needs. Because of the paycheck I bring home, I am able to meet my physiological needs, like food, water, and shelter. My safety needs are attended to because I can afford shelter, which is safer than having none. My safety needs are also met at work. I work at a bank. There aren’t many places more concerned...
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- Spring '08
- Safety needs, social needs