After the circle and the arrow, the pyramid is probably the most used shape in HR visuals. We found HR pyramids everywhere. Unfortunately we had to report a lot of pyramid abuse. In many visuals it is not clear why a pyramid is used. A good example of the proper use of a pyramid is Maslows pyramid with the hierarchy of needs. The basic needs at the bottom, more “luxury” needs at the top. The higher in the pyramid, the smaller the size of the people in the group. One big group is missing in Maslow’s pyramid: the group of people whose most basic needs are not met.
Examples of HR pyramids
Building high-performance teams
This modern pyramid has a door and some windows.
A military pyramid.
From Business Strategy to HR Strategy
CPUC Management Pyramid
See also Wisdom Pyramid.
Four States of Consciousness
From “Life happens to me” to “Life happens as me”. The narcissist will say: “Life happens because of me”.