Beyond Financial Incentives: Strategies You Can Use Today to Motivate Employees
In many business environments, the strategy for enhancing employee motivation boils down to a single approach: incentives. Although incentives like salary, bonuses, rewards, and recognition are certainly an important part of motivation in the workplace, they are only one part, and they often have an unexpected effect on motivation. Simply put, incentives can actually decrease motivation if they are the wrong kind or used in the wrong way. Motivational deficits harm business in many ways, ranging from apathetic employees to high rates of turnover to a lack of dynamic and creative ideas. Understanding basic motivation principles can reduce or eliminate these problems.
In this program, you will learn:
- How to use current motivation principles to enhance your own motivation at work, as well as the motivation of those you supervise
- The best methods for motivating employees in different types of jobs and situations
- How to identify motivational problems that undermine employee satisfaction and productivity
- How to solve specific motivation problems that you are experiencing in your business
Who should attend?
Professionals who want to understand and enhance their own motivation or their employees' motivation in the workplace.
Tim Urdan, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Santa Clara University. He is recognized internationally as a leading researcher in the area of human motivation and achievement and has published dozens of articles and 10 books on the subject. He received his BA from U.C. Berkeley, his masters' degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and his Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has served as a consultant for schools, businesses, and the federal government on matters of motivation and assessment. He has taught in the Psychology Department at Santa Clara University for 13 years and was on the faculty at Emory University before that.
Cancellation policy and refunds:
Cancellations made more than one week prior to a program will incur a $25 processing fee. For cancellations that occur less than one week prior to a program, no refund will be given. If a participant is a no-show for a program, no refund will be given. A full refund will be given in the event the program is canceled.
Participant substitutions are allowed for all programs. The substitute information must be sent by email - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-554-4521 with the substitute information: name, job title, email address, and phone number no later than 2 p.m. the day before the program begins. For participants who opt to roll into a program scheduled at a later date, a $10 fee will be incurred for each rollover. The rollover fee must be received within two weeks of the request. Since program prices are subject to increase, participants who roll to a subsequent program will also be responsible for any price increase.