How to Motivate Employees (So That Productivity Increases)!
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How to Motivate Employees (So That Productivity Increases)!

Proven Ways to Motivate by An Award Winning MBA Prof, Venture Capitalist, Author, Ivy MBA Grad & Successful Entrepreneur
4.5 (956 ratings)
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51,651 students enrolled
Created by Chris Haroun
Last updated 4/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $139.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 37 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • #1 Best Selling Motivation Course on Udemy!​
  • Significantly increase the productivity and motivation of employees
  • Free 175 page downloadable copy of the book version of this course, which retails for $19.99 plus many free downloadable online resources
  • Analyze employee feedback in order to understand how to improve employee motivation, engagement and productivity
  • Give the best non-cash based incentives
  • Nurture and help employees grow and achieve their goals
  • Improve office communications and transparency
  • Create team-based motivational goals
  • Inspire employees by giving inspirational speeches
  • Improve the office physical environment
  • Improve the team’s culture through many team building exercises
  • Increase the "fun/enjoyment" in the office
  • Analyze the best firms and CEOs that motivate their employees
  • Increase employee motivation & productivity through many individual and team based exercises
  • Some experience managing individual contributors and/or teams is good to have, though not required
  • Some basic experience with Microsoft Excel & Word, though not required

#1 Best Selling Motivation Course on Udemy! If you want to significantly increase the productivity and motivation of an employee or a team of employees, then this course is for you. 

"How to Motivate Employees (So That Productivity Increases)!" introduces you to the process of what, why and how to motivate an employee or employees using many proven motivational lessons used by Chris Haroun, who is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur, an accomplished business author, an award winning MBA professor and the author of #1 best selling business courses on Udemy, called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course." Chris has successfully managed and motivated many employees in small and large companies, including companies that he has founded. 

He is the author of "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School," which Forbes calls "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs need to read right now." 

Students that purchase this course will get instant access to a download of the 175 page book version of this course; the free downloadable book is also called "How to Motivate Employees (So That Productivity Increases)!" and retails for $19.99.

By the end of this course you will learn how to increase employee motivation & productivity by:

  • Giving the best non-cash based incentives
  • Nurturing and helping employees grow and achieve their goals
  • Hiring the right employees (and vice versa)
  • Embracing a more equal/flat team-based hierarchy
  • Improving the office physical environment
  • Creating team-based motivational goals
  • Many team building exercises (which also improves the team's culture)
  • Giving back to the community
  • Improving the work/life balance of your team
  • Increasing the "fun/enjoyment" in the office
  • Improving office communications and transparency
  • Inspiring employees by giving inspirational speeches
  • Analyzing the best firms and CEOs that motivate their employees
  • Increase employee motivation & productivity through Word and Excel based templates that Help you understand/analyze employee feedback
  • Embracing innovation and risk taking
  • Providing encouragement and increasing employee confidence

This course includes 15 exercises, a Motivation Exercise Book, a free book version of this entire course and many additional resources in order to make your employees much more productive by significantly increasing how motivated they are to outperform. By the end of this course you will be able to confidently motivate a team so that the productivity of your employee(s) significantly increases! Join me on this career optimizing journey and take your employee(s)’ productivity and motivation to the next level!

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Who this course is for:
  • New managers who want to improve their team/employee management motivations skills (so that productivity increases)
  • Tenured managers who have some experience with motivating teams/employees and want to brush up on their skills (especially with how to motivate younger employees and Millennials so that productivity increases)
Course content
Expand all 50 lectures 02:24:34
+ Course Introduction & Increasing Motivation by Giving and Receiving Feedback
10 lectures 23:45
Thank You Message from Chris

Attached to this first lesson is the free book version of the course. In this lecture, we also discuss the "what, why and how" of this entire course that will help to increase the motivation, engagement and productivity levels of your employees. 

Preview 03:27

Attached to this second lesson is the Motivation Exercise Book for this course (in Microsoft Word and PDF formats). How to take this course (explanation of why this course does not have to be taken in order). 

Preview 02:55

Ways to motivate and how crucial it is that we provide MORE positive encouragement  - especially with Millennials (and why we must criticize only in private). 

Motivating by Approval: Praising "EVEN MORE" & "ONLY" Criticizing in Private

Exercise on providing MORE feedback to employees and observing how the office environment improves. 

Exercise #1: Providing Encouragement

Exercise on asking employees for feedback using a few different resources, including downloadable documents, online surveys and more. 

Exercise #2: Asking for Feedback

We will analyze in great detail using Excel and other web resources, how feedback on how we motivate employees improves. 

Exercise #3: Analyzing the Data from the Feedback Surveys

Discussion of why 360 feedback improves the culture and engagement/motivation of employees. 

Motivating by 360 Degree Team Based Reviews

Discussion of why we need to be inclusive of non-full-time employees. 

Motivating by Appreciating Part-Time Employees & Contractors (If Applicable)

We need to spend more 1x1 time with out employees; we will discuss how and why. 

Motivating by Getting to Know Employees (Better)!
+ Increasing Motivation Through Team Building Exercises (Improves Team's Culture)
7 lectures 33:37

Discussion of what, why and how we will learn team building concepts in this section. 

Preview 03:28

2 simple passive exercises to increase employee engagement and a more collegial atmosphere. 

Exercise #4: 2 Passive Ways to Get Employees to Know Each Other Better

Fun exercise that encourages employees to be more innovative as a team. 

Exercise #5: Innovation Team Building Game

Games/exercises to help employees to get to know each other better so that a better team-based motivational engagement culture emerges. 

Exercise #6: Additional Games to Help Everyone Learn More About Each Other

A team will be much more motivated if they have a superb culture. In this exercise, we enforce this concept. 

Exercise #7: Changing (or Reinforcing) Your Team’s Culture

As a manager, if you treat your employees on many occasions like they are the customer and family and make them feel special, then I think this results in more profits for the company. We will appreciate our employees in this exercise. 

Exercise #8: Annual Fun “Team Appreciation Week”

If you see your team’s goal visualized and simplistic enough to understand on the office wall, then it will reinforce the purpose and motivation of your team. We will analyze how to do this in this exercise. 

Exercise #9: Creating A Simple Motivational Team Based Goal Together
+ Increasing Motivation by Giving Non-$ Incentives, Giving Back & Giving Autonomy
6 lectures 24:45

Discussion of what, why and how we will learn incentivizing, giving back and giving autonomy concepts in this section. 

Preview 02:58

Providing customized and well thought out motivation gifts for employees can increase their engagement and happiness at work. 

Motivating by Gifts that Are Not Expensive (But Are Worth Their Weight in Gold)

Great examples of motivational gifts to give to employees. 

Exercise # 10: Non-Cash Based Incentives that Will Motivate Employees

Discussion of why company ownership can be a great motivator. 

Motivating by Equity Ownership &/Or Stock Options

Giving autonomy to employees increases trust and loyalty. 

Motivating by Giving Autonomy & Understanding What Drives Employees!

A generous corporate culture fosters trust with employees and a sense of purpose. 

Motivating by Giving Back
+ Increasing Motivation by Nurturing & Hiring the Right Employees (& Vice Versa)
6 lectures 15:18

Discussion of what, why and how we will learn nurturing and hiring the right employee concepts in this section. 

Preview 01:22

We need to let our employees have access to senior management and encourage them to network as we praise them on their performance. 

Motivating by Increasing Employee Exposure & Confidence

How to develop employee skill sets. 

Motivating by Education & Mentoring

Goal setting and helping employees attain lofty goals is a sure way to increase their motivational/engagement levels on the job. 

Exercise #11: Helping Employees Achieve Their Goals/Reach Their Full Potential

Hiring slowly and firing quickly is hard to do, but it will ensure that employees stay motivated. 

Motivating by Hiring the Right Employees (and Vice Versa)

Why we all need to take a day off even if we are not physically sick every now and then or we can hurt employee motivation levels. 

Motivating by You Not Coming to Work On Certain Days…(Yes!)
+ Increasing Motivation by Embracing Innovation, Equality & Risk Taking
5 lectures 09:26

Discussion of what, why and how we will learn innovation, equality and risk taking concepts in this section. 

Preview 01:04

Encouraging employee innovation, leads to higher employee engagement. 

Motivating by Embracing Innovative Thinking

Reducing barriers at work fosters a culture of sharing more ideas, which has a material long-term positive impact. 

Motivating by Treating Everyone An Equal

Encouraging risk and being ok with failure will result in breakthroughs in the long run. 

Motivating by Encouraging Risk Taking “and Being OK With Failure”

Encouraging risk taking exercise. 

Exercise #12: Embracing Innovation, Destroying Walls & Encouraging Risk Taking
+ Increasing Motivation by Improving the Office, More Fun +Quality of Life Balance
5 lectures 09:21

Family first results in a happier team that does not burn out as often. 

Motivating by Being Flexible & Encouraging Work/Life Balance

We study Silicon Valley office environments and see if we can use them in our company. 

Motivating by Improving the Physical Office Environment

Implementing a more fun team-based corporate culture. A less intense and lower stress corporate culture leads to higher employee motivation/engagement. 

Motivating by Making Work More Fun, Keeping it Light & Being Self Deprecating

Personal and professional team and individual milestones need to be celebrated in order to enhance the corporate culture. 

Motivating by Celebrating Success & Milestones

Exercise on how to improve the office environment. 

Exercise #13: Changing/Improving the Office Environment, Fun & Work Life Balance
+ Increasing Motivation by Improving Communications (Listening, Transparency+More)
4 lectures 09:03

We need to “Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.”– Stephen Covey

In addition, explaining why instead of what needs to be done increases employee engagement. 

Motivating by Listening & Explaining Why (Not Just What)

Increasing transparency builds trust. 

Motivating by Being Transparent

Exercise on how to increase transparency (and hence trust) on your team. 

Exercise #14: Increasing Transparency, Explaining Why+Booking More 1x1 Meetings!

By the end of this lesson students will understand how to inspire your team by giving a kick ass speech in order to help increase motivation levels (which enhances productivity).

Increasing Motivation by Giving An AWESOME Inspirational "FIRE THEM UP" Speech!
+ Analyzing The Best Motivating Firms and Motivation Best Practices
3 lectures 13:10

Discussion of Bain & Company and other firms that do a superb job of motivating employees. 

Motivating by Studying How the Best Companies Motivate!

Discussion of 5 things that helped and 5 things that hurt my motivation in my career. 

What 5 Things De-Motivated Me & What 5 Things Motivated Me in My Career?

A self reflection exercise of what has motivated or demotivated you in your career and best practices that you have experienced that you can consider implementing on your team. 

Exercise #15: Motivating Best Practices: Self Reflection/Your Influencers
+ Course Conclusion and Additional Resources
3 lectures 03:24

Course conclusion and thanks!

Course Conclusion & Thank You!

Discussion of an incredibly motivational football coach. 

Side Note: Motivation by Inspirational Coach Methods by Studying Vince Lombardi

Audio link from my favorite motivational CEO, Bill McDermott from SAP. 

Side Note: Motivating by Positive Attitudes & Studying Bill McDermott from SAP