Maslow’s theory of motivation: hierarchy of needs: results from construction operational workers in São Paulo City, Brazil

Abstract:

Management of human resources is an efficient method for improving the productivity of operational workers. Improving productivity of workers, companies may increase their market share, become more competitive and consequently, increase their profitability. Thus, this study aims to identify the main needs of construction workers in São Paulo city, Brazil. For this is was applied a questionnaire based on Maslow’s Theory of Motivation – Hierarchy Needs. The questionnaire was applied to thirty-one (31) operational workers in construction site in São Paulo city, Brazil. Results have shown that security, collaboration by work and greate respect from superiors (bosses) are the main requirements of these workers


Reference:
PEREIRA, Valdir Moraes; CAMPOS, Gisleine Coelho de; CAMARINI, Gladis. Maslow’s theory of motivation: hierarchy of needs: results from construction operational workers in São Paulo City, Brazil. Applied Mechanics and Materials, v.174-177, p.2339-2342, may, 2012

Access to the article on the Scientific.net website:
https://www.scientific.net/AMM.174-177.2339

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