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Managing People: Connecting Motivation and Performance
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Understand the psychology of job satisfaction to improve motivation at work
What are the connections between attitudes, motivation, job satisfaction, wellbeing, stress and performance at work?
On this course, you’ll explore humanist ideas of management that emphasise the importance of motivations.
You’ll consider the effects of stress as you develop an understanding of stress models. You’ll reflect on what contributes to stress in the workplace and evaluate the value of stress management interventions.
You’ll finish the course feeling able (and motivated!) to apply your learning to your own management practice.
- An introduction to the course
- The psychological contract and how these are managed
- Job satisfaction
- Causes and impacts of stress
- Stress management within organisations
- Introduction to motivation
- Defining motivation
- Content theories of motivation
- Process theories of motivation
- Encouraging motivation in the workplace
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Examine the link between motivation, job satisfaction and performance
- Explain the features of key theories of motivation and assess how these theories might increase motivation in different situations in the workplace
- Define personal practices that will help you to create a more motivating work environment including identifying what motivates you
- Understand the nature of stress and be able to scrutinise stress management interventions
- Apply this understanding to management practice
Who is the course for?
This course is for entry level managers with no formal management education. You don’t need any knowledge of management theory.