Maintaining Motivation Through the Pandemic

Smith School of Business

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Smith School of Business

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Who should attend

This program is designed for anyone in a management role, including those new to managing within virtual / work-from-home settings, as well as leaders hoping to boost performance within established virtual teams.

About the course

In the initial stages following the onset of COVID-19, productivity reached unprecedented highs in many organizations, buoyed by a banding together in the face of massive challenges. As the months drag on, however, maintaining engagement and motivation will become a primary challenge for leaders.

In this half-day session, leaders will learn practical techniques to keep people motivated through the troughs.

In this program you will learn:

  • How to predict the emotions of team members in the months to come
  • To identify and tap into the drivers of motivation under pressure
  • Methods of transforming negative emotion into productive effort
  • Ways to foster strong relationships in remote settings
  • How to inspire through the creation of shared purpose

You’ll leave with a clear sense of what you can do to keep people energized, resilient, and motivated through a challenging period, and with a practical plan for putting those strategies into play.

Personal benefits

This program will help you become a more effective leader through tough times. You’ll gain:

  • An appreciation of how prolonged uncertainty and pressure impacts motivation
  • A better understanding of the core drivers of motivation and engagement under pressure
  • A new repertoire of skills to inspire and motivate others when the going gets tough
  • A reputation as a leader who is skillful in times of crisis

Organizational benefits

Organizations will benefit from facilitating their leaders’ development. They will see:

  • Higher productivity in the midst of challenging times
  • Fewer team members falling into the trap of disillusionment under pressure
  • More engaged and committed teams
  • Greater resilience and recovery from setbacks

Content

The program covers the following curriculum:

  • The emotional state of your team will evolve as we move through the coming months
  • The four main drivers of motivation under pressure - growth, progress, connection and contribution – and how to tap into them
  • How to help employees process negative emotion and channel it into productive effort
  • How to foster relationships that build a sense of community and esprit de corps remotely
  • How great leaders establish shared purpose to inspire teams through challenging periods

Experts

Dane Jensen

Dane Jensen is an expert on strategy and leadership, and a furious cross-pollinator between the podium and boardroom. As Performance Coaching's CEO, he advises other CEOs and Senior Leaders in both sport and business, and is a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail on the topics of strategy an...

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