Motivating People (Virtual Session)

January 27, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

January 28, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Virtual Session

Seminar Details
This seminar will be split into two 3-hour digital sessions held on consecutive days from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.  

Learn the concrete techniques you can use to improve employee engagement and move your organization closer to its overall goals. Realizing these goals often requires every employee to perform at potential, yet motivating others is one of the most fundamental challenges leaders face. In this session we will identify the myths and misconceptions of human motivation, present some key motivational frameworks, and introduce cutting-edge research into the science of motivation.  We’ll explore the four levers available to managers that drive employee engagement: incentives and rewards, positive team culture, meaningful work, and fairness and consistency from management.

  • The misconceptions surrounding human motivation
  • The four primary drivers of motivation:  reward system, team culture, job design, and performance management processes
  • How use the power of progress and small wins to push through challenges and foster resilience
  • The elements of meaningful work

  • Understand and effectively apply intrinsic and extrinsic motivators in managing individuals
  • Boost employee motivation and engagement to reliably achieve better outcomes
  • Foster resilience and keep your team moving forward through obstacles and setbacks
  • Know when and how to adjust jobs and roles to get results and boost engagement
Earn a Concentration or your Advanced Management Certificate

This seminar qualifies for one unit out of five in the Leadership Concentration. Earn a concentration by taking five units in this area within two years, or complete 15 seminar units across three defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.

*The current healthcare situation requires that the Olin Business School provide participants with learning conditions that protect the health of participants, business school staff, and faculty. Thus, for the foreseeable future, Olin Executive Education seminars will be appropriately modified to be delivered via Zoom and our new Learn.WashU platform. Olin faculty are well-versed and adept at working with these technological solutions to maximize participant learning and content quality.


Markus Baer, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Olin Business School

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

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