Let LEAD help motivate the everyday life of your organization.

Research shows that there are numerous benefits associated with having motivated employees: they deliver better results, have lower sick leave and higher retention rates.

When we talk about we talk about an employee being motivated, it means that the employee is willing to invest extraordinary energy in solving their tasks. However, the motivation for going the extra mile can be very different - and this is where the distinction between different types of motivation becomes interesting to know when you're a manager.   

Some employees are driven by the task at hand. Think of the teacher who, with a deep professional interest in her subjects, shows an almost euphoric passion when she's teaching. She enjoys the task at hand! We're talking about a high level of intrinsic motivation. Other employees are driven by making a positive difference for other people. For example, we can think of the social worker at the residential home who does her utmost to give the residents moments of happiness every single day. Here we are talking about an employee with high prosocial motivation. Finally, there are some employees who are primarily motivated by "carrot or stick". These are the employees who are motivated to action by the "carrot" side, e.g. the salary or the manager's words of appreciation, or the "stick" side, e.g. the manager's reprimands or recommendations.   

Research shows that employees are motivated by all three types of motivation to varying degrees - although some types of motivation may be more important to the individual than others. When it comes to successfully motivating your employees, it's important that you know whether they primarily possess a high level of intrinsic motivation, prosocial motivation or extrinsic motivation. These are very different tools you need to pull out of your managerial toolbox when you want to promote the three different types of motivation among your employees.

During this presentation, you will gain solid knowledge of the different types of motivation - and get a number of practical suggestions on how you can specifically promote motivation among your employees, regardless of whether they primarily possess one, two or three types of motivation.
We can organize a 1-hour lecture or a 3-hour workshop. 

Who is the target audience for this talk?

  • managers and employees. 

What value does the assignment create for your organization?

Tools to promote the motivation of employees driven by intrinsic, prosocial and extrinsic motives respectively.

Knowledge of different forms of motivation.

Knowledge of some of the underlying motivation theories (self-determination theory, public service motivation theory, the archetype model, etc.)

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Professional Director, Founder

Public service motivation - when employees are passionate about making a difference for others

"I'm passionate about making a difference."

This is often heard from employees with a special drive to do something for others. If you as a leader can ignite this spark in your employees, it can have a huge positive impact on your organization.

Public service motivation is this particular driving force that stems from the desire to do something good for others - for society as a whole or for specific groups of citizens.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do for your organization

Are you facing an organizational change? Do you need strategic advice or a leadership development program?

Contact us and together we will tailor a process that develops the exact competencies and structures that strengthen and future-proof your organization.

Claus Elmholdt

Professional Director, Founder

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