Motivation in Public Sector – Motivational Alternatives in the Maslow‘s Hierarchy of Needs

Ramūnas Vanagas, Adomas Vincas Rakšnys


The significance of Maslow theory of human needs remains in the various organizations because of its simplicity and adaptability. In order to meet the motivational system need in public sector and saving public money, the theory based on the psychological factors must be considered. The article disclose the application of theory finding that the theory of a priori structure has been established in the traditional public administration model. Reviewing the dissemination of the theory in the background of New Public Management and indicating possible negative implications for the civil servants emerged due to self- actualization of the highest factor of motivation theory, it is proposed to re-integrate the theory of Maslow implementing Frankl’s self-transcendence factor in the New Governance.


motivation; public sector; new governance; self-transcendence; human needs

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