Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs supplemented with Schwartz’s Basic Human Values theory gives a better explanation to human behavior, societal changes, and helps determine company culture and person to team member’s fit based on values congruence.
Category: human values
Though never presented as a Pyramid, the hierarchy of needs proposed by Maslow almost 80 years ago is a remarkable discovery. Created by a psychologist, it is applicable in almost any other “soft” situation, where human beings are involved.
(Collectiver quoted in TelcoCompare Blog) Who doesn’t love the summer months? The days are warmer, brighter and longer, giving people ample opportunity to jet away to a sunny location or get outside and do something fun with their loved ones. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t the case for everyone. For those that don’t have any holidays […]
“Are you a threat or a help?” Can I trust you? When you encounter a stranger, this is the first thought that crosses your mind, often subconscious. We are wired to check if people around us are trustworthy, almost continuously. This helped us, human species, to survive and prosper through million years of evolution. And […]
One day, HRs will all be able to get the best imaginable employees: they will print them on a 3D printer, using the profile and settings prompted by the AI (and recycle the misprinted ones, of course). But before we get there, the true competition will be about people. For the next decade or two, […]
Last year, in order to understand Elon Musk’s success drivers, we crowdsourced his profile with our Collectiver Q7 Culture Compass Tool. After a hundred of completed questionnaires, we obtained a stable position of Elon’s “North Star” and placed on the Values Map – see the red one here. The star position would not change any […]
As a leader, you have to always stand for your team, right? Wrong. Rather, first, you need to make sure you realize which team is “your team.” That may sound counterintuitive but that’s life. Being a manager (team lead, manager, director, etc.), you are in charge of a unit consisting of several individuals. If you […]
Dan Pontefract gave a good rundown of the recent continent-wide racial-bias training that Starbucks developed and delivered in record time. Starbucks reacted in an exemplary manner, but has the training achieved the goal? Unless we tacitly agree that the actual goal of Starbucks was to stomp out the public-relations wildfire, their expensive exercise has not […]
Requirements can make or break your projects. Depending on your personal level of PM maturity, you will make sure that you have clarified them on one, two, or three levels. Here’s what can further improve your chances to deliver the project successfully: shared values of the team. The secret is in the proper composition […]
A few months ago, I answered this question on Quora: “How can Elon Musk put in 80-100 hours a week and still have a social life or time for exercise, etc.?” My answer collected an incredible number of views and upvotes – a good indicator that this is (A) a hot topic and (B) my […]