Maslow's hierarcy of needs has had a profound influence on society of today.
It is used in education, for example, for training teachers in motivating students and by helping students plan their own study.
By planning, setting goals and having regular breaks, students can improve their effectiveness in their studies.
In therapy, the hierarchy helps patients establish their own understanding of their needs. It, essentially, enables them to declutter and organise their thoughts.
This provokes action in their lives.
In management, the hierarchy helps managers to understand the needs of their staff and, therefore, motivate them.
By encouraging and understanding them, it helps to get the best work outcome from them.