Employee Motivation: Skills and Theory (E1331)


Employee Motivation Skills and Theory

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

When you think of staff motivation, many things may come to mind: more money, a bigger office, a promotion, or a better quality of life. The truth is, that no matter what we offer people, true motivation must come from within. Regardless of how it is characterized, it is important to get the right balance in order to ensure that you have a motivated workforce.

Employee Motivation is becoming ever more important in the workplace, 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.

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.

By the end of this course, participants will:

· 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.

Course Modules:
Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: A Psychological Approach
Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
The Two Models and Motivation
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Object-Oriented Theory
The Carrot
The Whip
The Plant
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Using Reinforcement Theory
A History of Reinforcement Theory
Behavior Modification in Four Steps
Appropriate Uses in the Workplace
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Using Expectancy Theory
A History of Expectancy Theory
Understanding the Three Factors
Using the Three Factors to Motivate in the Workplace
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Personality’s Role in Motivation
Identifying Your Personality Type
Identifying Others’ Personality Type
Motivators by Personality Type
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Setting Goals
Goals and Motivation
Setting SMART Goal
Evaluating and Adapting
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: A Personal Toolbox
Building Your Own Motivational Plan
Encouraging Growth and Development
Getting Others to See the Glass Half-Full
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Motivation on the Job
The Key Factors
Creating a Motivational Organization
Creating a Motivational Job
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Addressing Specific Morale Issues
Dealing with Individual Morale Problems
Addressing Team Morale
What to Do When the Whole Company is De-Motivated
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Keeping Yourself Motivated
Identifying Personal Motivators
Maximizing Your Motivators
Evaluating and Adapting
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve:
Words from the Wise

  • Employee Motivation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever