Maslow’s Motivation Theory


  1. Complete the table below
Hierarchy of Needs Life example Workplace example
5 Self-actualisation
4 Self-Esteem
3 Belongingness & Love
2 Safety Physical & Emotional security
1 Physiological Food, Clothing, Shelter Satisfactory pay for survival

Test Your Understanding

  1.  Describe Maslow’s motivation theory and explain how manager can use it to improve the motivation of the employees. (4 marks)
  2. Why would employers want their employees to reach the higher order of needs? (2 marks)
  3. If employees are motivated by better relationships, describe 2 strategies they could use to meet this need (4 marks)

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