Employee Motivation

  • Training Time: 1 Day, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Inclusion: Participants Manual and Certificate of Completion

Welcome to the Employee Motivation workshop. Employee Motivation is becoming ever more important in the workplace as time goes on, and everyone agrees that a motivated workforce is far more likely to be a successful workforce. The happier and more professional an employee is, the better the results they will deliver for you. Of course, every employer wants to make sure that they have a workforce who will do their best, but this does not simply mean making the job easy for their employees. In fact, part of the problem of motivation is that where the job is too easy, employees become complacent.

There is therefore a challenge for all employers and management in delivering the right balance between a confident, motivated workforce and a workforce which is driven to attain goals. It can be described as a mix between the pleasure of a comfortable working environment and the fear of failure, although in honesty it is more complicated than that equation suggests. Regardless of how it is characterized, it is important to get the right balance in order to ensure that you have a motivated workforce. This manual is designed to show participants the way to get the best out of a confident, motivated set of employees, and to show them how to motivate that group.

Learning Points
  • Defining motivation, an employer’s role in it and how the employee can play a part
  • Identifying the importance of Employee Motivation
  • Identifying methods of Employee Motivation
  • Describing the theories which pertain to Employee Motivation – with particular reference to psychology
  • Identifying personality types and how they fit into a plan for Employee Motivation.
  • Setting clear and defined goals.
  • Identifying specific issues in the field, and addressing these issues and how to maintain this going forward.
Course Outline

Employee Motivation – Module 1
Getting Started

  • Introduction to Employee Motivation
  • Workshop Objectives

Employee Motivation – Module 2
A Psychological Approach

  • Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • The Two Model and Motivation

Employee Motivation – Module 3
Object-Oriented Theory

  • The Carrot
  • The Whip
  • The Plant

Employee Motivation – Module 4
Using Reinforcement Theory

  • A History of Reinforcement Theory
  • Behavior Modification in Four Steps
  • Appropriate Uses in the Workplace

Employee Motivation – Module 5
Using Expectancy Theory

  • A History of Expectancy Theory
  • Understanding the Three Factors
  • Using the Three Factors to Motivate

Employee Motivation – Module 6
Personality’s Role in Motivation

  • Identifying your Personality Type
  • Motivators by Personality Type

Employee Motivation – Module 7
Setting Goals

  • Goals and Motivation
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Evaluating and Adapting

Employee Motivation – Module 8
A Personal Toolbox

  • Building your own Motivational Plan
  • Encouraging Growth and Development
  • Getting Others to See the Glass Half-Full

Employee Motivation – Module 9
Motivation on the Job

  • The Key Factors
  • Creating a Motivational Organization
  • Creating a Motivational Job

Employee Motivation – Module 10
Addressing Specific Morale Issues

  • Dealing with Individual Morale Problems
  • Addressing Team Morale
  • When the Whole Company is De-Motivated

Employee Motivation – Module 11
Keeping Yourself Motivated

  • Identifying Personal Motivators
  • Maximizing Your Motivators
  • Evaluating and Adapting

Employee Motivation – Module 12
Wrapping it up

  • Words from the Wise
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