Tip #581: Maslow’s Hierarchy Applied to Teams

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“‘What would you call the highest happiness?’ Wratislaw was asked. ‘The sense of competence,’ was the answer, given without hesitation.” John Buchan

The following information is drawn from an article titled: “Maslow’s Hierarchy of eLearning Needs” by “Brother” Joe Johnson at eLearning Brothers. He applies Maslow’s hierarchy to elearning development teams. However, his model can be applied to any team.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is divided into five basic needs that are usually portrayed as levels within a pyramid. The bottom level is Physiological. Next comes Safety, then Social, then Esteem, then Self-Actualization at the very top of the pyramid.

Maslow’s premise was that physiological needs must be met before a person can focus on safety needs. Only after safety … Read the rest