Part of what makes McClelland’s acquired needs theory so powerful is that the work environments and job responsibilities can — and in fact, should — be tailored to meet workers’ specific needs. Consider the three types of needs: Need for achievement, Need for power, and Need for affiliation. Then answer the next questions:
1. Of achievement, power, or affiliation, which is the strongest need you have?
2. What type of position would be most likely to satisfy the need that you have identified as your strongest need?
3. Why would the position that you identified in #2 satisfy the need that you identified in #1?