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Motivating Employees
Motivating Employees Workbook
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A supervisor’s objective is to motivate his/her employees to behave in the best interest of the organization. How can you motivate employees effectively to further the establishment? With this leaders' guide you will learn to identify ways in which employees become motivated and to develop a plan to motivate members, ensuring the achievement of management’s goals. Additionally, you will learn how to determine realistic expectations, create incentives, and solicit regular feedback to achieve these employee goals.

Obtain the highest quality management skills quickly and cost effectively. Every leaders' guide has been designed, developed, and written with adult learning theory and information mapping considerations. Engaging and lively content combines an optimal mix of case studies, charts, tips, and guidelines. Also included are our pre- and post-program assessments, which are highly effective tools for guiding the learning process and providing critical evaluation. Each content page has opposing pages for notes and each leaders' guide may also be used by a facilitator or as a self-study guide for self-paced learning.

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Workbook Overview

Ask yourself...

  • What does and does not motivate people?
  • What are some of the theories concerning motivation?
  • What steps can be taken to make motivational efforts more effective?
  • What is a supervisor's role in motivation?
  • What types of organizational practices produce a motivated atmosphere in the workplace?

Upon Completion You Will Be Able To:

  • Recognize and understand the historical and current theories behind motivation.
  • Identify ways in which employees are motivated.
  • Develop a plan to motivate employees in your organization to ensure the achievement of management's goals.
  • Set expectations, determine realistic incentives, and solicit regular feedback to achieve your goals.

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Table of Contents/Summary

This resource material has been organized for you in the following way:

  • We begin with an introduction and then present a pre-test which will help you determine where you are in your awareness and use of your motivation skills.

    • Pre-Test: Motivation -- Linking Performance To Goal
    • Pre-Test Feedback: Motivation -- Linking Performance to Goals
    • Overview: What Is Motivation?

  • The program discusses the basics of motivation, examining the various theories, and how they have evolved over the years.

    • Presentation: Will The Real Motivational Theory Please Stand Up?
    • Diagram: Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs
    • Exercise: What Motivates You?

  • We explain what these theories mean for you, the manager. While a background in theory is important, you must know how to translate the theory and put it into action. Ultimately, the manager/supervisor plays the critical role in motivation.

    • Model: The Motivational Process
    • Graphic: Motivation Towards Productivity
    • Key Points: Putting Theory Into Action

  • The three in-depth case studies are introduced to thoroughly test your understanding of our motivation model. Incentives which managers can use to further motivate their employees are then discussed.

    • Case Studies
    • Presentation: Incentive Guidelines
    • Exercise: Motivating People

  • We conclude the resource material with the aspects of motivation that you should always keep in mind. A mini-guide to motivation and a post-test reinforce your knowledge once again to round out the program.

    • A Mini-Guide To Motivation
    • Post-Test: Motivation -- Linking Performance To Goals
    • Post-Test Answers: Motivation -- Linking Performance To Goals
    • Action Plan

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