How Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs influences Employee Engagement

Exploring the psychoanalytical side behind Employee Engagement by looking at Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs model.


This month’s post is a little different as I explore the psychoanalytical side behind Employee Engagement. The story starts with the eminent psychologist Abraham Maslow and his much lauded (and later criticised) hierarchy of needs model.

Maslow argued that individuals needed to satisfy basic needs such as warmth, safety and security in order to then realise their own personal growth and development. The same theory can be applied to how an organisation treats and engages with their staff.


Steve Smith: #Maslows hierarchy and Employee #Engagement

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The Internet’s Missing Link | TechCrunch

When the web was originally designed, its creators aspired to include a way to transfer value. According to the HTTP standard, error code 402 was “reserved for future use” and was labeled “Payment Required.”


Just as we needed a way to freely share information, we needed a way to freely exchange value. Implementing a standardized payment protocol was a natural fit. But while data can live in a world where it’s easily reproduced, value inherently exists as the result of scarcity — in other words, the antithesis of the copy-and-paste nature of the information web.


By Stefan Thomas. The #Internet for #Value exchange.

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The look of a leader

IN GORILLA society, power belongs to silverback males. These splendid creatures have numerous status markers besides their back hair: they are bigger than the rest of their band, strike space-filling postures, produce deeper sounds, thump their chests lustily and, in general, exude an air of physical fitness. Things are not that different in the corporate world. The typical chief executive is more than six feet tall, has a deep voice, a good posture, a touch of grey in his thick, lustrous hair and, for his age, a fit body. Bosses spread themselves out behind their large desks. They stand tall when talking to subordinates. Their conversation is laden with prestige pauses and declarative statements.


Will we ever get rid off the stereotype #bosses? How to recognize real #leaders?
The Economist Newspaper

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Will We Have Any Privacy After the Big Data Revolution?

Corporations know more about their customer’s lives than ever before. But the information economy doesn’t have to leave us exposed


Does the rise of big data mean the downfall of privacy? Mobile technologies now allow companies to map our every physical move, while our online activity is tracked click by click. Throughout 2014, BuzzFeed’s quizzes convinced millions of users to divulge seemingly private responses to a host of deeply personal questions. Although BuzzFeed claimed to mine only the larger trends of aggregate data, identifiable, personalized information could still be passed on to data brokers for a profit.


By Andrew Gelman #data #analytics

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Data governance model key to analytics success

Data management and analytics professionals have many tools that make organizing and analyzing data easy. But in his new book, Understanding Big Data Scalability, Cory Isaacson argues that the need for effective data governance models has never been greater. Even in a self-service and NoSQL world, organizations still need to pay attention to how applications access data, where data is stored and who has access. SearchBusinessAnalytics talked with Isaacson, CEO at database management company CodeFutures Corporation, to learn more.



By Ed Burns. #BigData #Analytics. Interview with Cory Isaacson  

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