How To Be The Natural Choice For The Promotion
Staying in one job for too long is the number one reason employees leave their company.
Organizational Psychology dating back from the 1950s asserts that growth is a natural part of the human psyche. Pay alone is not enough to motivate us.
Abraham Maslow is one of the great contributors of psychology but also organizational literature. He helped us understand human needs. He details what he referred to as a higher order of needs. We have the drive to fulfill ‘esteem needs,’ such as recognizing, confidence, a sense of achievement, and respect by others. Above this, we have the drive to become what Maslow terms ‘ self-actualized which in short means becoming your ‘ideal self. Promotions help us fulfill our esteem and self-actualized needs as we gain a sense of recognition, achievement, and respect, and we sense we are ‘on a path to becoming our ‘ideal self.