Following that post, I decided to create a series of Business Model Presentations – this is the second presentation in that series (the first one being the Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing Model of Team Development).
Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs
The presentation below pretty much covers what you need to know about Maslow’s Hierarchy. If, however you would like to know more I provide a little more background and links to Maslow’s work below. You can for example find some of his talks and interviews for free online via the links below.
So, here we have a video (above) and a presentation (below). Please watch the video for a brief overview of the model. This should tell you all you need to know but in case you need to refer back to the information the presentation can then be used to easily access the full amount of information slide-by-slide.
There’s more to Abraham Maslow’s than his famous Hierarchy of Needs. His ideas and concepts apply to modern business and particularly to employers and organisations understanding their workforce so that they can provide real meaning, purpose and true personal development for their employees. For life – not just for work.
Maslow saw these issues fifty years ago: the idea of the employees having the right to strive for self-actualisation, just as much as corporate directors and owners do.
These days, most organisations get the idea and have programmes in place to deal with staff development, programmes which cater to issues beyond classic Theory-X style training methods (more about Theory-X & Theory Y soon).
The premise is simple: when people grow and develop as people, they also become more effective and valuable as employees.
Where to Find Maslow’s Talks
You can find a total of 28 and a half hours of Abraham Maslow’s talks (from the 60s) on the following subjects:
- Self-Actualization (1 mp3 file, total playing time 1 hour)
- Psychology and Religious Awareness (1 mp3 file, total playing time 1 hour)
- The Aims of Education (1 mp3 file, total playing time 1 hour)
- The B-language Workshop (5 mp3 files, total playing time 5 hours, 35 minutes)
- Weekend with Maslow (9 mp3 files, total playing time 4 hours, 25 minutes)
- The Eupsychian Ethic (6 mp3 files, total playing time 5 hours, 45 minutes)
- The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (10 mp3 files, total playing time 9 hours, 45 minutes)
Samples and the entire recordings are available at www.abrahammaslow.com/audio.html
Any feedback or comments at all (or questions you may have about the model) would be GREATLY appreciated.