Drive & Motivation: How to Motivate Your Team

You have a brand new team.  You inherit a pre-existing team, but one person seems a little unproductive.  Your team is in shambles.   You're a newly-hired manager and walk in on day one and want to impress your new underlings.  You're a Product Owner and just came back from a great session with the customer, ready to tell the team.

What do all of the above scenarios have in common?  You are looking for ways to inspire and motivate your team members into action.  You want to drive them towards a vision you have.  Or you need to find a way to "deal with" that one "bad apple" in the team, so the whole team can be that much more productive and effective. 

But how do you do this??   Come and listen, and experience first hand, some simple experiments that will help you figure out how to inspire and motivate your team members.

 

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This talk is based on Dan Pink's book "Drive" and his famous Ted talk on Motivation (Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose).  I'm not going to show the videos as they are 10 - 20 mins long (depending on which one you use), and people won't want to come to a session just to spend half of it watching a video they could see on their own time.  But I am going to pull a lot of my material from those videos and from his book.  To help drive it home, I plan on also conducting a few "experiments" during the session, to highlight his points and to give the participants some experiential learning as well.  The first experiment will be purely mechanical, while the second will be more cognitive (memorizing number sequences, or doing some slightly-complex mathematical calculation).  In between, I'll do some deep-dive into each of the 3 constructs (Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose) and explore them more. Finally, because we're talking about motivation, I'll also introduce the Moving Motivators "game" from Management 3.0 as a way to learn about people's motivators.

Intro & setup - 5 mins

First experiment & debrief - 5 mins

Talk about Motivation - 10 mins

Second experiment & debrief - 5 mins

Deep dive on Autonomy - 10 mins

Deep dive on Mastery - 10 mins

Deep dive on Purpose - 10 mins

Moving Motivators - 5 mins

 

 

Learning Outcome

  • Where personal motivation comes from
  • When awards/punishments work, and don't work
  • How to find what motivates your team members

Target Audience

Managers, Product Owners, Executives, ScrumMasters

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