A plant manager in a small factory wants to raise workforce morale. Upon inquiry, she finds out that the working conditions at the plant are safe, clean, and pleasant and that recent expansion of the workforce has assured employees of job security. Which of the following actions should the manager take to ensure that the ‘belongingness’ needs in Maslow’s hierarchy are satisfied?
A) pay bonuses to workers who achieve specified goals
B) publicly praise those workers who have been most productive
C) set up after-work activities, such as a softball team, to allow more social interaction
D) arrange training sessions to boost the skills of workers who show talent in a particular area