Is Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Still Valid Today?

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Manager, Pakistan

Is Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Still Valid Today?

Yes, Maslow's need hierarchy is still valid today and even handy and practicable. Most humans have the same basic concept of needs.
One can amend or improve it with knowledge or exposure to experiences. But still we pass through the same hierarchy. A person starts to think of the second level of needs only once the first one is fulfilled.
For example, if a person is hungry, he needs food, and if you give that hungry man an appraisal or a certificate, will he be happy? Probably not...
As a manager it's especially important you consider what suits each particular employee at some point in time. That is what matters.


Entrepreneur, United States

Is Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Still Valid?

I agree with Pasha. People still have the same basic needs. In business we can see this to be true in our customer service. Customers want to be treated well. They do not want to feel like a number but rather that they are valued. As business owner we can derive greater results from our employees by appealing to their needs. Happy employees have more loyalty and produce better results.

Jaap van Barneveld
Management Consultant, Netherlands

Doubts about Validity of Hierarchy of Needs

I am always a little bit in doubt when managers speak about Maslow and when they agree. Do you reall... Sign up

Matt Beeks

Maslow, Assagioli, Lacan, Whomever . .

I believe Maslow's pyramid (in its various iterations) is still valid in many ways. But I have alway... Sign up

Amina Bajaber
Student (University), Kenya

Current Validity of Maslow Hierarchy

It could be still valid, but it remains hard to determine which level you or someone else is in. A... Sign up

Prabhakar Srivastava
Manager, India

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is Still Valid Today

Yes, Maslow's Needs Hierarchy Theory is valued even today. But it's not necessary that each person ... Sign up

Entrepreneur, United States

Maslow's Needs are Still Relevant

Maslow captured the human drive for success very well with this pyramid of needs. Because of advance... Sign up


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