How does Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs relate to Employee Experience and Organizational Culture?


May 6, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

In this interactive and experiential workshop, we will learn about Maslow Centre’s research on how human needs appear in the workplace. The research findings can inform HR leaders, business unit leaders, and coaches/consultants working to build great workplace cultures.

Registration for this event is closed.
Please contact the event organizer for assistance.

About this event

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is the well-known pyramid, outlining what every human needs to survive and thrive in society. The foundation is built on your basic needs of food, water, shelter, safety, and then additional layers are added on—things like belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. The idea is that to move on to the next layer, your needs in an area must be more or less satisfied. Thus, someone without shelter is unable to find belonging, someone without belonging can’t realize self-esteem, and so on.

That got us curious: could we apply the concept of Maslow’s hierarchy to business? If so, how does Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs relate to organizational culture and employee experience? With that, our research program was born. It turns out that Maslow laid an excellent foundation for further research and work on corporate culture in the 21st Century. Our preliminary findings, based on focus groups with mid and large-size organizations, explore how leaders are addressing employee needs and how Maslow reinvented can help organizations realize self-actualizing leaders and build self-actualizing organizations.

*FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS: At start of event, please click the "Join Event" button in the banner above 👆. ** By participating in our community events, you consent to the possibility of being photographed for promotional purposes.



Thursday, May 6, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM UTC


Presentation: Research Findings
Discussion 1 – Basic Needs of Safety, Security, Certainty
Discussion 2 – Psychological Safety and Relational Needs
Discussion 3 – Growth Needs: Tapping into Self-Actualization


  • Timothy Tiryaki

    Maslow Centre for Executive Leadership

    Founder & Executive Coach


  • Kirsten Anderson

    Integrate Play Solutions

    Founder, Keynote Speaker, Fun Facilitator

  • Tom Ireland

    Reimagine Work

    Chapter Lead

  • Alicia Cheng-Collette


    Chapter Lead

Event recording

Event slides

Event photos

Contact us