Pyramid of needs for a product team


Updated 9 months ago


If Maslow’s pyramid applies to the work we’re doing, then all other needs need to be met before we unlock creativity.

  1. Physiological needs - specced up MBP, loveable tech stack, great tooling etc
  1. Safety needs - safe PR culture, safe design sparring/critiques, retros, feedback sessions
  1. Belongingness needs - pairing sessions, coffees, long lunches, dinners, non-work chats
  1. Esteem needs - kudos, ownership on tasks, processes to recognise great work
  1. Self actualisation / creativity - let's get to work

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