HOD

Human and Organizational Development

“Man's higher nature rests on his lower nature, needing it as a foundation... The best way to develop this higher nature is to fulfill and gratify the lower nature.” Abraham Maslow (1908-70).

This statement, made more than a century ago, perfectly illustrates the constant change and search for growth that humans have lived throughout our history. For Maslow, these natures are called needs and organized into a hierarchy: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. We begin with the need to satisfy our physiological survival needs and end up with the need to satisfy the necessity of leaving a legacy. Each of us has a purpose, mission, culture and values that guide us throughout our journey seeking the next nature.

Companies are just like people. Each company has its history, its mission, its purpose, its values and its culture. These components guide its existence, trajectory of maturation and permanence in its market.

Helping companies and their professionals to harmoniously meet their growth needs throughout their life trajectories is the mission of the Human Resources area. Thus, it is important to understand in detail the need stages of people and the company, including survival, relationship, self-esteem, transformation, internal cohesion, making a difference and service, and how to elaborate mechanisms, actions and ways to meet these needs.

The human and organizational development, better known as DHO, aims to build and implement with the Human Resources department the action planning to support people’s and company’s journey.

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