Weakness: Some studies show that people do not rank their needs.
Researchers have proved that there is lack of hierarchical structure of needs as suggested by Maslow, though every individual has some ordering for his need satisfaction.
While the existence and relatedness needs of the Finance Mangers were met, they could not achieve their growth needs so they placed more emphasis on the lower level needs Buhler, The lower esteem represents the need to be respected by others, achieve status, recognition from others, reputation and dominance.
DuBrin, A. Unlike the previous theories, Mclelland believed that needs were not innate but learned at a young age and could also be developed in individuals. Beyond love and belongingness, Maslow presented the esteem needs, which were actually divided in two parts.
McClelland is best known for his work on achievement motivation models and their practical applications, namely the Thematic Apperception Test and Need Theory.
This need correlates well with positive organizational behaviors and performance.
Organizational behavior, theory and design in health care. Maslow restricted the number of self-actualized people in his theory. In simpler words, said employee feels the need for his contributions to be accepted by someone within the company.