Archive | September, 2013

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

8 Sep

After a break in August, I am back to blogging…

In 1943, the psychologist Abraham Maslow published a paper entitled “A Theory of Human Motivation,” in which he posited that people have five sets of needs.  These needs come in a particular order; and as one level of needs is satisfied, we start working to fulfill the next level.

These levels are often represented in a pyramid (although Maslow never presented them in this form):

Maslow Hierarchy - webOver the past 70 years, Maslow’s original theory has been embraced, modified, rejected and resurrected – and continues to have a strong influence on the world of business.  Read more about Maslow’s theory at: