Managing People: Connecting Motivation and Performance
date_range Starts on October 14, 2019
event_note End date November 4, 2019
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assignment Level : Introductive
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What are the connections between attitudes, motivation, job satisfaction, well-being, stress and performance at work? Find out with this course.

You will explore humanist ideas of management that emphasise the importance of motivations. You will also consider the effects of stress: developing an understanding of stress models, reflecting on what contributes to stress in the workplace and evaluating the value of stress management interventions. You should finish the course feeling able to apply your learning to your own management practice.

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Syllabus

Week 1

  • An introduction to the course
  • The psychological contract and how these are managed
  • Job satisfaction
  • Causes and impacts of stress

Week 2

  • Stress management within organisations
  • Introduction to motivation
  • Defining motivation

Week 3

  • Content theories of motivation
  • Process theories of motivation
  • Encouraging motivation in the workplace
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Instructors

Martin Bicknell

Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun

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University of Reading

The University of Reading was founded in 1892 during a period of rapid development in the city of Reading, England. This is one of the Red Brick University.

 

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Futurelearn

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It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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