The work of an adventure guide entails a number of benefits that can be fulfilling to a person in accordance with Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. The topmost desire a person has in their life is self-fulfillment, and ability to leave an impact on the world and do something significant. The work of a guide that creates “escapes” can be seen to be especially designed to fulfil this need. The job entails having to perform creative tasks, work in a customer-oriented environment that facilitates creative, interesting and innovative approaches first and foremost. By working in such a position, an individual can achieve their creative potential far more effectively.
The work Maia has designed will have a positive effect on the psychological state of the employees, and contribute towards the task significance of their work. The people working as adventure guides are given the authority and freedom to design experiences as they see fit, being responsible for the satisfaction and reactions of customers. That means that their contribution has a direct impact on the success of the company, and their success as well. It also allows employees to witness first-hand the effects their work has on the world around them, feel appreciated and relevant to others.
Maia or Bram could say this: “I appreciate the earnestness of your worries and the concerns expressed thus far, as questions of equity are important both to me and our company as a whole. You have been working with us for some amount of time now, but there is still much that needs to be understood, recognized and accounted for, for you to truly feel at home in our company. For better understanding how our new employees think, the kinds of experiences they create and how to best work with them, we need to oversee their work more thoroughly at first. As soon as we gather more experience from working together, you will be able to submit your ideas without having to seek approval”.