M6D1: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

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Considering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, do you believe that leaders and managers must continually adapt to employees’ changing needs if they want to keep the workforce engaged, motivated and retained?  Why or why not? Provide the rationale for your choice.

In your responses to classmates, share additional insights you gained about Maslow’s theory applied to the workplace after reading their posts.

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