Eupsychian Assumptions

Maslow’s Eupsychian Assumptions

versioned after Maslow

1. assume everyone is to be trusted

2. assume everyone is to be informed of as many facts and truths as possible

3. assume in all your people the impulse to achieve

4. assume that there is no dominance-subordination hierarchy in the jungle sense or authoritarian sense

5. assume that everyone will have the same ultimate managerial objectives and will identify with them no matter where they are in the organization or hierarchy

6. assume goodwill among all the members of the organization rather than rilvalry or jealousy

7. synergy is also assumed

8. assume the organization is healthy enough, whatever this means

9. assume the Ability to Admire -to be objective and detached- in a special sense, i.e. to be purely objective not only about other people’s capacities and skills, but also about one’s own

10. assume that people in eupsychian organizations are not fixated at the safety-need level

11. assume an active trend to self-actualization

12. assume that everyone can enjoy good teamwork, friendship, good group spirit, group love

13. assume hostility to be primarily reactive rather than character-based

14. assume that people can take it, thay they are tough, stronger than most people give them credit for

15. assume that people are improvable

16. assume that everyone prefers to feel important, needed, useful, successful, proud, respected

17. assume that everyone prefers to love and respect his or her leaders

18. assume that everyone dislikes fearing anyone

19. assume everyone prefers to be a prime mover

20. assume a tendency to improve things, to put things right, make things better

21. assume that growth occurs through delight and through boredom

22. assume preference for being a whole person and not a part, a tool, or ‘hand’

23. assume the preference for working rather than being idle

24. assume all human beings prefer meaningful work to meaningless work

25. assume the preference for personhood, uniqueness as a person

26. assume the person is courageous enough to participate in growth processes

27. assume each is able to identify and empathize with other human beings

28. assume the wisdom and efficacy of self-choice

29. assume everyone likes to be justly and fairly appreciated

30. assume the defense and growth dialectic for all the positive trends listed above

31. assume everyone prefers reponsibility to dependency

32. assume people will get more pleasure out of loving rather than hating

33. assume fairly well-developed people would rather create than destroy

34. assume fairly well-developed people would rather be interested than bored

35. assume a preference or tendency to identify with more and more of the world … moving toward peak experience

36. assume we shall have to work out the assumption of the meta-motives, metapathologies, of the yearning for truth, beauty, justice, perfection, and so on.

One Response to Eupsychian Assumptions

  1. Deborah Conner

    Lighten the darkness of the Creator. Ah! We can do this.

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