Maslow created his hierarchy of needs over 75 years ago, and while some aspects are no longer supported by modern brain research, others are.
For example, the dependency of problem-solving skills and creativity (self-actualization level) on appreciation and recognition (esteem level).
Research shows that in order to unlock the full potential of our brain for problem-solving and creativity, we need the absence of fear and, feel trust and appreciation. Only then our brain can get rid of all the noise and switch into flow mode.
In a business context, this means that in order for employees to excel in their tasks, the atmosphere must be set by showing appreciation and recognition.
If you are using Microsoft Teams, Kudozza can help you as its kudos concept is build to foster a culture of appreciation and recognition.