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Abraham Maslow in 1943, developed a hierarchy of needs that explains motivation fruitfully in a paper titled ‘A Theory of Human Motivation’. Later, he published a book named ‘Motivation and Personality’, and mentioned multiple needs be important for humans to be motivated. This was named after him as, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for motivation.

Motivation is the term used to describe a need or desire that stimulates and drives behaviour. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is one of the famous theories that gives explanations on how we get motivated to do things.

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What is Communication?

Communication is the transference of messages between two or more people. Humans are social beings and hence we constantly communicate and share ideas and information with other fellow humans. This process involves six essential elements to make effective communication. They are the sender, the message, medium of transfer, encoding, and the receiver, medium of transfer and decoding. Although this may seem like an easy process, it takes meticulous effort on the part of the sender and receiver so that the intended message is sent or received successfully.

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Thomas Robert Malthus was a well-known economist who developed population growth theories and mentioned them in his book, ‘An Essay on the Principle of Population.’ He developed the Malthusian theory of population. This theory is based on the idea that the population is becoming more and more rapid, but there are not enough resources to satisfy this exponential population.

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What is Scientific Management?

Scientific management is a management theory that focuses on how the productivity of labour can be improved by analyzing and synthesizing the workflow. The Importance here is given to the careful analysis of tasks, selection criteria, and compensating/rewarding the performance of the workers. Worker efficiency is maximized by training and developing him to be the best he can be. The theory was developed in the 1880s and 1890s by Frederick Winslow Taylor. It is therefore often referred to as Taylorism in his honour.

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