Human Needs and Motivation in Organizational Management
Read the article, “A Theory of Human Motivation.” Based on the
information presented in the article, discuss the elements of
self-esteem, esteem needs, and belonging to a group. What is the
relationship between self-esteem, esteem needs, and belonging to a
group? Why is it important for a manager to understand and appreciate
employees’ self-esteem, esteem needs, and belonging to a group?
Self esteem is posited to be a sort of self-worth or confidence. It is the belief or confidence in oneself and one's decisions, attributes, abilities and characteristics. Self esteem needs refers to the needs humans each experience in regards to the maintenance of a healthy self image and self esteem. Belonging is a integral concept when it comes to group dynamics and self esteem. In general, belonging plays a fundamental role in shaping the self esteem of an individual when they are involved in a group. The authors posit that obtaining a feeling of inclusion and belonging can be beneficial to self esteem, while the opposite can be quite detrimental. Overall it is critical to have a firm grasp of self esteem, self esteem needs, and belonging to a group to effectively coordinate work and interpersonal relationships and obtain the most productivity out of oneself and one's workers. This is even more so magnified in the modern workforce where a manger is tasked to constantly communicate, and guide in real time the progress and effectiveness of his or her workforce. In these situations, morale and worker mentality and self esteem issues can end up being magnified to being thousands of dollars in revenue. For these reasons, and many more it is clear that the concept of self esteem, self esteem needs, and belonging are integral one's to motivation in organizational management.
Sep 22nd, 2014
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