Motivation and Maslow

How would Maslow’s theory answer the following:

A – Why in times of high unemployment are people more likely to take the first job they can get rather than looking around? By taking that job they are guaranteed that job, rather than looking around and losing that opportunity
B – Why do some top company directors, who are already wealthy, need such high pay rises in order to keep them in the company? Their skills are valuable so they may be offered positions with another company which would pay them more. By raising their pay, it would persuade them to stay with the company
C – Beyonce and Jay-Z are worth millions and run their own record companies. 100,000 people watched Beyonce’s concert at Glastonbury last Summer. Why do they continue to produce and perform music instead of relaxing by the pool at one of their luxury homes? They enjoy what they do, the money is just a bonus.
D – What motivates some Nurses, Doctors or Teachers to give up their reasonably well paid jobs in this country in order to work in a Hospital or School in a third world country? It would make them feel good for helping others and boost their self esteem.
E – Why do some companies provide sports and social clubs and organise nights out for their employees? To reward them for their hard work and allow them to socialize.

TOA Y9/10 GCSE Business

Maslow Hierarchy of Needs

In 1954, an American Psychologist by the name of Abraham Maslow put forward his theory of what motivates human beings. His ideas did not solely apply to the workplace but nevertheless had an important message for Business.

Questions (From Lewis & Trevitt, & Chambers, Hall and Squires)

How would Maslow’s theory answer the following:

A – Why in times of high unemployment are people more likely to take the first job they can get rather than looking around?
B – Why do some top company directors, who are already wealthy, need such high pay rises in order to keep them in the company?
C – Beyonce and Jay-Z are worth millions and run their own record companies. 100,000 people watched Beyonce’s concert at Glastonbury last Summer. Why do they continue to produce and perform music instead of relaxing by the pool at one of their luxury…

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