Employee Motivation Training

Give Me an M!:The Foundations of Employee Motivation

Course Overview

This motivation course will:

  • Address ten elements that contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Explain the importance of hiring and keeping the right people.
  • Help participants target specific actions they can take to set the stage for their employees to achieve success.

It’s no secret. Employees who feel they are valued and recognized for the work they do are more motivated, responsible, and productive than those who don’t.

This program will help supervisors and managers create a more dynamic, loyal, and energized workforce. It is designed specifically to help busy managers and supervisors understand what employees want and provide a starting point for getting the most out of people.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Define motivation and articulate how it impacts performance.
  • Explain motivational theories and how to apply them in the workplace.
  • Describe the meaning of the carrot, the whip, and the plant.
  • Explain how fear and desire affect employee motivation.
  • Incorporate techniques to create a motivational climate.

The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).

Workshop Outline

What is Motivation?: I Get It Now

To begin, participants will explore motivation and its impact on performance, attitude, and the office environment.

Which One Are You? Supervision and Motivation

Next, we will look at three everyday objects that represent three approaches to motivation: the carrot, the whip, and the plant.

Where It All Started: Motivational Theories

During this segment, participants will explore Maslow’s and Herzberg’s theories of motivation.

What Matters: The Role of Values

At this point in the training, participants will explore their feelings about various motivational factors.

Change Is Possible: Creating a Motivational Climate

This session will look at the reinforcement (also called behavioral) theory of motivation.

Putting It in Motion: A Motivational Checklist

To conclude the program, we will look at the 10 things participants can do to motivate employees on a daily basis.

By the end of this session, participants should have a solid understanding of what motivation is, why it’s important, and what actions they can take to get the most out of others.

Available Formats

  • Half-Day Training Course

Onsite Training Course Reminders

Our instructor-led training courses are available to private groups.  These workshops are not offered in a public seminar format.  Please contact us to speak with a facilitator about your needs and bringing training to your organization.

We offer training in the District of Columbia and the following US states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

We also travel to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Central America, Continental Europe, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

Please contact us about your location.

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