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oandm | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 7, 2010 at 3:08 AM via web

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What are the similarities and differences between the theories of Maslow and Herzberg?

Herzberg theorized that there were two influences that affected how people felt about their job.

1. Motivators (or satisfiers)

2. Hygiene factors (dissatisfiers)

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missinani | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 12, 2010 at 11:26 PM (Answer #1)

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Herzberg theorized that there were two influences that affected how people felt about their job.

2. Hygiene factors (dissatisfiers

1. Motivators (or satisfiers)

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imamta10 | College Teacher | Honors

Posted July 3, 2010 at 4:47 AM (Answer #2)

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maslow'theory depends onneed hirarchy iephysiological,safety,social,self esteem and self actulisation needs.whereas herzberg theory is based on hygiene factors and motivators we can correlate the first three needs with hygiene factors and the last two with motivators.both the theories are universal theories. another similarity is that they presume that the needs reflects behaviour .

The differences are;-

*in maslow,s theory there is hierarchy of needs ie order but in the herzberg's model the factors do not have any order they may get satisfied with any order.

*in maslow's theory remuneration is motivator if it satisfies needs but it is not so in the other theory

*the first one has a wide approach but the second theory considers only the work situations

*maslow's theory is applicable to all types of  jobs but herzberg theory is only meant for staff and managerial jobs.

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