The “Need to Belong” – Part of What Makes Us Human

By: Dr. Dylan Selterman   Why are people so strongly motivated to have relationships? According to a landmark paper by psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary it’s because of a fundamental “need to belong.”1 The “belongingness hypothesis” states that people have a basic psychological need to feel closely connected to others, and that caring, affectionate…

Increasing the ‘Meaning Quotient’ of Work

Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. By: Susie Cranston & Scott Keller Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” sportsmen about being “in the zone.” Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage…

The Need To Belong

In case you were thinking that making your employees feel like they belong is just “fluff,” just take a few seconds to read this article. It’s a brief informative snapshot of why we as humans feel the need to belong. (Note: All articles are copied verbatim… typos, grammar errors and all. In other words, we…