Motivating Employees

Regardless of the type of business environment and culture your organisation provides, as an effective manager, you can directly affect the motivation of your team. You are able to create an environment that will both motivate and support high performance within the organisation.

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.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

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  • 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

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