Motivating Employees

Course Objectives

This workshop will give participants several types of tools to become a great motivator, including goal setting and influencing skills. Participants will also learn about five of the most popular motivational models, and how to bring them together to create a custom program.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Duration

1 day

Course Content

  • Getting Started
    • Icebreaker
    • Ground rules
    • The parking lot
    • Workshop objectives
    • Action plans and evaluation forms
  • A Psychological Approach
    • Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation
    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    • The Two Models and Motivation
  • Object-Oriented Theory
    • The Carrot
    • The Whip
    • The Plant
  • Using Reinforcement Theory
    • A History of Reinforcement Theory
    • Behaviour Modification in Four Steps
    • Appropriate Uses in the Workplace
  • Using Expectancy Theory
    • A History of Expectancy Theory
    • Understanding the Three Factors
    • Using the Three Factors to Motivate in the Workplace
  • Personality’s Role in Motivation
    • Identifying Your Personality Type
    • Identifying Others’ Personality Type
    • Motivators by Personality Type
  • Setting Goals
    • Goals and Motivation
    • Setting SMART Goals
    • Evaluating and Adapting
  • A Personal Toolbox
    • Building Your Own Motivational Plan
    • Encouraging Growth and Development
    • Getting Others to See the Glass Half-Full
  • Motivation On the Job
    • The Key Factors
    • Creating a Motivational Organization
    • Creating a Motivational Job
  • Addressing Specific Morale Issues
    • Dealing with Individual Morale Problems
    • Addressing Team Morale
    • What To Do When the Whole Company is De-Motivated
  • Keeping Yourself Motivated
    • Identifying Personal Motivators
    • Maximizing Your Motivators
    • Evaluating and Adapting
  • Wrapping Up
    • Words from the Wise
    • Review of Parking Lot
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Download Course Content PDF


Download Full Course Schedule PDF


Ask a question

Please contact us to make a booking or book now on-line.

All courses are available for both scheduled (open) and dedicated (bespoke) delivery. Please contact us for details and pricing.

If you can’t see the course you are looking for – contact