Maslow’s Motivational Theory
By Tammy McNiel
In this paper I will describe how to solve problems within a company using Maslow’s theory. I will also describe in this paper how using Maslow’s theory differs from Herzberg’s and McGregor’s theory.
How would you solve this problem using Maslow’s motivational theory? I would solve this problem using Maslow’s motivational theory by implementing team work so that the workers feel they are part of a team and not by their selves. I would do this by planning team events. I would put the workers in teams and maybe does some competition work so they have goals to reach and then award prizes. I would also plan company picnics and outings so everybody can get acquainted and feel like it is more of a team and family oriented work environment. Instead of just one person, the manager making all the decisions, I would ask the employees their input on how they might think things could be better and improve their work place. I think this would make them feel like they are part of the company instead of just a place where they had to be to get paid but a place they like to be and enjoy, and I think this would improve their work at the company. I think with the employees getting to know each other by doing team activities and company oriented picnics for the employees and their families and making them feel like they belong will improve the workforce at their company. How would that differ from using Herzberg’s and McGregor’s theory? I think this would differ from Herzberg’s and McGregor’s theory because to me their theories seem to be about the manager making all the decisions and not giving the employees any input in on anything to do with the company. It is all one controlled environment and it is done by the higher up, meaning the managers. I think with Maslow’s theory the employees have more of a say so and feel like they are part of the company and in return the work output will...
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