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Introduction to Employee Motivation - Alumni


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Full course description




2 Hours





This course is available to ASU Alumni at a discount.

What you'll learn:

From time to time everyone needs a little bit of help with motivation. This is normal. However, when a lack of motivation affects multiple employees at the same company, at the same time, that’s when a little lack of motivation creates a big problems.

In this course you will learn about key theories of motivation, and you’ll learn how managers can establish goals for their team to help improve motivation and increase the odds of success.

Note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor, therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please refer to the help section within the course.

Learning Topics:

  1. The Importance of Employee Motivation
  2. Needs-Based Theories of Motivation
  3. Process-Based Theories of Motivation
  4. Job Characteristics that Affect Motivation
  5. Goal-Setting Theory
  6. Reinforcement Theory
  7. A Manager's Role in Motivating Employees

Who this course is designed for:

Managers or aspiring managers at any level who want to understand how motivation affects employees and get ready-to-use skills to increase motivation.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of Completion

Meet the instructor

Andi Hess, PhD

Andi Hess is the director of the Interdisciplinary Translation and Integration Sciences Initiative at Arizona State University, which aims to help research teams across the university bridge disciplinary gaps. Her research focuses on the Science of Team Science and Interdisciplinary Translation, a process of actively facilitating the exchange of knowledge across disciplinary languages in team research settings. Prior to returning to academia, she held a variety of leadership roles in retail management and corporate training, including working as a Productivity Consultant with FranklinCovey, coaching people on how to set and reach their goals. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS) and teaches courses in Interdisciplinary Studies and Organizational Leadership at ASU.