Abraham Maslow was a psychologist who focused his studies on human potential. Maslow studies and experiences in improving mental health by seeking personal growth had a lasting influence on psychology. Maslow is best known for his theory of Hierarchy of Needs. The Hierarchy of Needs states that there are five levels of basic needs for all human being. The five levels include physiological, safety, social dynamics, esteem and self-actualization. (Cherry) Human resource managers can use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to motivate their employees in several ways. Physiological needs are associated with the physical well-being of an individual such as the need for food, shelter medical care, insurance disability assistance and most importantly an income . Managers can offer employees training, and education that can help employees improve in their jobs. As employees excel in their skills they will be able to obtain higher pay.
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