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Motivation, Leadership, & Teamwork

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Cecilia Acosta

on 22 October 2014

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Transcript of Motivation, Leadership, & Teamwork

Personal Motivation
Motivating Employees
Traditional Motivation
Motivation in the Modern Workplace
Motivating Employees
How does the workplace encourage flow?
What are the benefits of keeping employees motivated?
Traditional Theories of Motivation
Maslows hierarchy of needs

McClelland's "three-needs" theory

Herzbergs motivator-hygiene theory

McGregor 's theory X and Y
Motivation in the Modern Workplace
Study has shown that modern knowledge workers value 3 things much more than money:
having some control over the key decision in their work lives
having a sense of skill and having time to develop and improve skills
wanting their lives and work to have a higher meaning
Personal Motivation
What is "flow"?
What drives you to do your best?
What does it feel like to be fully motivated?
Motivation, Leadership,
and Teamwork

The force that drives you to do things
Need for achievement
Need for power
Need for affiliation
McClelland's "three-needs" Theory
Herzberg's Motivator-Hygiene Theory
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Theory X
Employees dislike work, are lazy, dislike responsibility, must be told what to do
Theory Y
Employees like to work, are creative, seek responsibility, and can exercise self-direction
Styles of leadership
Traits of leadership
"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others" -John Maxwell
Maslow believes that humans have a hierarchy of needs, and that primary needs are met first, before higher-level needs are addressed.
McClellands theory suggests that there are 3 main motivators
Hygiene Factors
Companies policies and administration
Working conditions
Interpersonal relations
Job security
Motivator Factors
The work itself
Styles of Leadership
When appropriate
Listens well
Is a team worker
Has tight control
Creates dissonance
Contaminates everyone's mood
Drives away talent
Promotes harmony
Empathizes with others
Boosts morale
Solves conflict
Believes in own vision
Is empathetic
Explains how/ why people's efforts contribute to the "dream"
Values input and gets commitment through participation
Soothes fear by giving clear direction in an emergency
Creates harmony by connecting people to one another
Moves people towards shared dreams
To build buy-in/ consensus or get valuable input from employees
In a crisis, to kick-start an urgent turn-around; with problem employees; traditional military
To heal rifts in a team, motivate during stressful times or strengthen connections
When changes require a new vision or when a clear direction is needed; radical change
Table can be found on page 238
What are the traits of a great leader?
Model the way
Serve as a living example of the ideals in which they are asking their employees to share
Inspire a shared vision
Motivate people to care about the corporate goal or an important mission
Exhibit emotional intelligence
Able to understand your own and others' emotions
Enable others to act
Give people access to information and empower them to perform to their fullest potential
Challenge the process
Don't always accept conventional beliefs and practices as the only way to accomplish tasks.
Cross-functional team
Belbin's nine team roles
Values of teamwork
A team in the workplace is a group of employees who depend on one another's ideas and efforts to successfully complete tasks and reach goals. There is a sense of accountability, and members are committed to on another's success
Belbin's 9 Team
: creative and imaginative
Resource investigator
: communicative and extroverted
mature and confident
: challenging and dynamic
Monitor evaluator:
serious and strategic
cooperative and diplomatic
disciplined and reliable
Completer/ finisher
: painstaking and conscientious
dedicated and self-starting
The Value of Teamwork
Working together to accomplish one goal
Supporting each other mentally and physically
Knowing if one fails the whole team fails
Having each other's back
Different people and personalities coming together to create greatness
Good chemistry is key to a good team
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