nathraoRohit has probably achieved to certain level the first three basic needs of physiological,safety,belongingness to some extent.
He is a team member and feeling of belongingness gets fostered when each member hears out and is fully involved in team activities.but the remoteness of the leader is a big dampener.
The quest of fourth need of esteem becomes vital when other basic needs are met by and large,which I presume Rohit has.
Security and safety are all relative and level can and will vary from person to person.
The quest of achievement,respect from others is dented because team leader does not respond to suggestions,ideas and is cut off (seemingly) for others views as team member.Rohit has joined this bigger firm for growth in horizon,knowledge and varied experience.His previous boss Suresh was a different type of team leader and his new boss is different-chalk from cheese.
All the above comments are in context to hierarchy of needs
The Hierarchy of Needs is as follows in a business environment(fifth need of self actualisation is left out in the present case study as it seems to be far away as deduced from case study):
1. Physiological Needs (Primary issues of survival in job market e.g. salary and stability of employment)
2. Security Needs (classified as stable physical and emotional environment issues namely benefits, pension, safe work environment, and fair work practices and ethical workplace)
3. Belongingness Needs (social acceptance issues such as friendship or cooperation on the job,respected member of a team)Lack of response by team Leader Aparna blows holes in the achievement of this important need as analysed from Rahul's mental framework
4. Esteem Needs (positive self-image and respect and recognition issues such as job titles, nice work spaces, and prestigious job assignments.)Rahul changed over from smaller firm to bigger firm in the quest for this emotional need
Rohit needs to understand Madam Aparna's way of working.
The lady is good at her job and must have seen earlier success and does not feel the need to change.
However Rohit must persevere in his work which should be of acceptable standards and within time.No point trying to change the boss,but change your way of working.The boss will notice the results and change.
Some bosses are exactly like the lady team leader and way to win them is not by any confrontation or pressure.
Put up the work in proper fashion and only time and good working results can change her mental attitude/way of working.
The name of the game s patience and focussed work at your level.
From India, Pune
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