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Motivating Employees

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Mariah Van Essendelft

on 23 March 2015

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Chapter 15
Motivating Employees
Generational Considerations
Intrinsic Factors
Understanding Motivation
Strategies for Effective Motivation
Key Terms and Concepts
Motivating Employees in Challenging Times
Providing Effective Feedback to Enhance Motivation
Fairness Practices to Increase Motivation
Effective Communication Through Active Listening
Challenging times
economic times or internal organizational struggles
An effective leader will:
Prepare employees for inevitable change
Let them know why change is necessary
Inspire employees toward solutions!
Help employees see the 'Big Picture'
Know the right
to increase it
Help employees see a higher purpose!
Strategies for Effective Motivation, cont.
Effective Employee Empowerment Through Effective Delegation
Strategies for Effective Motivation, cont.
Effective pairing; recognizing the mentor's strengths
Mutual problem solving
Clinical skills training
Strategies for Effective Motivation, cont.
Employee Rewards
Reward for a job well done
Keeps employees working hard and motivating them toward higher goals
Meaningful to the employees and the values of the business
Reward should be
Concrete rewards for exceptional performance:
Raises and Bonuses
More Paid Time Off
Title Changes
Matt Gallagher
Full attention
Complete Concentration
Full Effort
Act Natural!
Extrinsic Motivation
Intrinsic Motivation
Team Building
We as future OTs can motivate and engage clients in the occupational therapy process
We as future fieldwork students can learn best when motivated to pursue higher achievement
Extrinsic Factors
Phipps, S. (2011). Motivating Employees. In K. Jacob's,
The occupational therapy manager (pp. 227-236)
. Bethesda: MD: AOTA Press.

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Baby Boomers
Born 1946-1964
Generation X
Born 1965-1980
Generation Y
Born 1981-2000
OT manager must blend these different perspectives of each generation to create a shared vision
Comes from sources internal to the person
Pride in one's work
Strong work ethic
Need to contribute to society
Comes from sources external to the person
Employee motivation is critical, and one of the greatest challenges of an OT manager
the act of transferring some tasks and authority to an employee
By delegating, the manager can empower the employee to develop greater confidence and self-efficacy that contribute to future organizational goals
Inclusiveness in Decision Making & Employee Participation
Regularly communicating the organization or department's mission, values, and vision can motivate employees toward a higher level of participation.
Strategic incentives should be bold, clear, and measurable to ensure that employees are motivated to achieve the objectives of the program.
Team Building
Team-building activities have been shown to effectively lead employees toward the successful accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.
Can occur in the context of committees, staff meetings, and OT month celebrations.
Building solid teams working in partnership can maximize productivity, interpersonal harmony, and measurable goal achievement as it facilitates the integration of an individual's goals into a larger focus on the organization's needs
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