Practical Value of Maslow's Hierarchy
Gregory Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
The Value of Maslow's theory in my professional deliverables is that of an integrated template that orients me into looking at professional interventions with people and organizations, by looking at the articulated levels as levels of appreciation.
I have problems with the structure of the pyramid as a top down perspective and thusly INVERT the pyramid as a Leader/Manager looking up at each of the levels of interaction.
With the newly researched perspectives and behaviors of the so-called millenials, I thank them for wanting to be heard, when prepared properly; and make contributions to their work, careers and society, versus working and living within the parameters of traditional expectations. As such, I present a different focus for clients that is more horizontal than the traditional hierarchical dynamics of organizational structure.
We employ a structure we have branded as a Concentric Organization, which is both structure and behavior of the leadership and organizational palette.