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Enlightened Management through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Back in 1943, Abraham Maslow coined the “Hierarchy of Needs Theory” and gave us insight into human behavior.  According to the hierarchy, people are motivated by unsatisfied needs and will strive to get each need met.  Once the goal is

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The Power of Supervision: Hawthorne Studies

After Taylor began the Scientific Management movement, companies often studied the effect of variables on their workers’ performance.  In the 1920s a company called Western Electric did a series of experiments at their Hawthorne plant.  The experiments were instrumental in

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Employee Motivation: Taylor’s Scientific Management

The history of employee motivation is complex, however a good starting point is the findings of Frederick Taylor.  Taylor spent years analyzing workers, primarily in the manufacturing industry in the early 1900s.  At a basic level, increased output from the

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Gen Who? Where Did Gen Y Come From And Why Are There No Other Employees Like Them In The Workforce?

With fifty percent of the world population under 30 years old, we have no choice but to learn about the people born after the early 1980s, or Gen Y.  Gen Y has unique characteristics that make this group different than

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Who Are Your Cash Cows?

Many companies use the Boston Consulting Group’s Growth-Share Matrix to determine which resources should be allocated to each of their business units.  As a manager or owner, you can use this model to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and value of

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