Basics of Motivation: Building Morale in your Team
Morale is like Motivation applied across a whole team. And building team morale is an important part of your role as manager, supervisor, or team leader.
So, what can you do to build morale in your team? That’s what we will look at in this video.
Watching this video is worth 3 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)
This video is part of course module number 3.7.1
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 7: Motivation
Section 1: The Basics of Motivation
Primary videos that precede this video include:
– Introduction to Motivation https://youtu.be/hbPGqPLv2s4
– The Fundamentals of Motivation – Motives, Drives, and being Blocked https://youtu.be/IVjnAZ-8-dY
– Basics of Motivation: Incentives – do they work? https://youtu.be/ypHn-syiwZE
Primary videos that follow this video include:
– The Psychology of Motivation: Understand the Basics https://youtu.be/rIOTk5mlpyo
Process Models of Motivation
– Elton Mayo and the Hawthorne Experiment https://youtu.be/jRMO43s5NGY
– Victor Vroom and Expectancy Theory https://youtu.be/WDgF7Avijlc
Content Models of Motivation
– Abraham Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs https://youtu.be/gz5zNx3KnrE
People take their prevailing morale from the authentic attitude of the person or people they look up to: their leaders.
The number one factor is respect and enhancing people’s sense of self-worth
You need to take care of:
– Each individual: getting to know and value them. Looking for ways to stretch and develop them
– The team: creating a sense of team coherence and building collective morale.
As a manager, you need to maintain a positive attitude.
In the face of setbacks, you need to remain resilient (but realistic) and resourceful. Don’t deny the reality, but look for the opportunities and focus people on the meaningful work to recover.
Attitudes that help build team morale include:
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Recognition and appreciation for contributions
1. First, make an honest assessment of your team’s level of morale? (1 MC CPD Point)
2. Next, make time to speak to people in your team. Have conversations that will help you gauge their perceptions of their own morale and that of their colleagues. Then, set aside some time to reflect on what you have learned and develop as clear a picture of your team’s morale as possible. (4 MC CPD Points)
3. If there is a shortfall, think about what has caused it and what you need to do to address the issue. Make a list of as many possible interventions as you can. (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Take the best ideas you had in part 3 and make a timetable for putting them into practice. (1 MC CPD Point)
4. Follow your plan for increasing the morale of your team. Discuss morale with them. Observe the impacts of changes you make. (4 MC CPD Points)
For a solid introduction to motivation:
– HBR Guide to Motivating People https://geni.us/sO2IKgn
The best of modern thinking on motivation, in accessible business books. These are all modern classics:
– Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us https://geni.us/uq3EBO
– Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action https://geni.us/vjErAN
– Lead, Motivate, Engage: How to INSPIRE Your Team to Win at Work https://geni.us/ABkZEx
– Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smart https://geni.us/E39I
– Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations https://geni.us/uMaP
– The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work https://geni.us/tiEkeH
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