Understanding the grumbles

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Crumpton, Interim Dean (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: PurposeThis paper aims to advocate the consideration of Maslow’s Grumble Theory to advance motivational activities within the organization, as well as matching individual needs to morale concerns. This includes a view of associated costs as an investment instead of a common expense.Design/methodology/approachThis paper includes a study of Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy and related literature that supports a modern interpretation. Suggestions are made for administrators to view solving complaints or grumbles proactively by investing in appropriate activities.FindingsOverall, if complaints are viewed as opportunities to address individual needs, with the top level of grumbles empowered to help support high-level organizational functions, the organization can benefit greatly.Originality/valueThis paper represents the author’s point of view after a study of Grumble Theory and self-application of suggestions.

Additional Information

The Bottom Line
Language: English
Date: 2016
Hierarchy, Motivation, Invest, Complaints, Grumble, Self-actualization

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