Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsNarration: Previously, senior technical lead Ambrose Ryan learned that his company, Kennelly and Cove, has been acquired by one of the giant pharmas in Asia, Akechi Holdings. Ambrose is a worried man and so is his team.

Skip to 0 minutes and 26 secondsAmbrose: I don’t know what we're going to do about this. I mean, normally I'm relaxed anyway about how the team manages their time. But at the moment, it’s just getting ridiculous, isn't it? I mean Sean… and now it’s Neville. They're just spending all their time at lunch. It's just causing deadlines to be missed and everything, isn't it?

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 secondsI mean, this is just spreading all the way through the team. Including me to be fair. I mean why should we work hard? We all assume we are losing our jobs. So, who's telling us that's not true?

Skip to 1 minute and 11 secondsNarration: So if you found yourself in senior technical lead Ambrose Ryan’s shoes, what would you do? Welcome to Week 2 of your course in Engagement and Motivation.

A new week

Welcome to the second week in Employee Engagement and Motivation: An Introduction.

Last week, we looked at job satisfaction, employee motivation and two case studies.

This week, we will explore:

  • Definitions of groups and teams
  • The importance of effective groups and teams for organisational success, motivation and engagement
  • The definitions of the employment relationship
  • The employment contract and its importance to employee motivation and engagement
  • The potential threats organisations face in sustaining motivation and employee engagement

By the end of the week you should be able to:

  • Critically discuss the advantages of motivation and employee engagement at an individual, team and organisational level, as well as the importance of effective teams/groups
  • Explain the employment relationship and the link between the employment contract, motivation and engagement
  • Show insight into the changing world of work and the potential threats organisations face in sustaining motivation and employee engagement

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Employee Engagement and Motivation: An Introduction

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