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Motivation

Course Aim

How to motivate is one of the essential skills of leadership. Today's manager, facing ever increasing competition and efficiencies, must be able to use every technique available in order to improve work productivity and deliver the highest performance.

This highly practical course explores the subject of motivation from the very beginnings of mankind to its effective use in 21st century business. It explores the mistakes of the industrial age, the 40's and 50's, the evolving science of management motivation techniques throughout the latter part of the 20th century, and provides solid, practical models to implement today.

By understanding what it is that motivates people, and by acknowledging that everybody is different, we can start creating a strategy to build a highly motivating and successful culture where all thrive on success.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of motivation techniques
  • State how to create a highly motivating work environment
  • Demonstrate awareness of their motivational style
  • Show their ability to motivate others during the course
  • Use a variety of models to ensure success with every individual
  • Demonstrate the production of an action plan for increased productivity

Course Content

Course content includes:

The history of motivation, from building the pyramids to modern day

  • Motivation theory
  • It's not just about money
  • Maslow and Hertzberg and their impact today
  • Why can't we just employ self motivated employees
  • Why do we need to motivate
  • Defining productivity
  • Practical workshop the motivation challenge
  • The 8 tasks of motivation
  • Theories of motivation - Maslow, Herzberg, Alderfer, McClelland, Mcgregor, Incentive Theories, Nixon, The Complex Model
  • Motivating through the organisation - the positive and the negatives of organisational motivation schemes, plans, processes and procedures
  • Barriers to motivation
  • The manager's role in turning staff on
  • The influence of personnel
  • 21st century motivation
  • The Semco Model of Motivation - case study
  • The Richer Sounds Model of Motivation - case study
  • Supervision and motivation
  • Harmonisation
  • Performance management and motivation
  • Communication and motivation
  • Walking the talk
  • Incentive schemes and motivation
  • Motivating the individual versus motivating the team
  • Self-development and motivation

 

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