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Motivation May Not Have as Much to Do With Maslow’s Hierarchy as You Think

Many business leaders are familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, which displays people's motivations stacked in a pyramid, suggesting that needs build upon each other once the previous level is satisfied. While a popular idea, it is not well-supported by recent research. Today, motivation can be broken into three universal psychological needs..

SUSAN FOWLER | hbr.org

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