By the end of this session, students are expected to be able to:
To outline and discuss major schools of thought and theoretical perspectives on motivation and engagement
To consider some of the options chosen by organisations to motivate / engage employees/managers
To discuss other concepts which seek to explain people’s attitudes to work, including commitment, engagement and discretionary effort
Identify and explain the things that actually motivate people at work
Emphasis on needs, e.g. need for love, growth, social interaction, power etc.
Identify relationship between a range of variables which combine to make up motivation
What starts, sustains and directs behaviour.
What is psychometric testing?
Why use psychometric testing?
How good are we at judging others?
Does your handwriting predict your performance?
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How do we engage employees? (countering Taylorism/Scientific management)
Make work more interesting and meaningful:
Give workers responsibility and autonomy