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University of Michigan

Inspiring and Motivating Individuals

University of Michigan via Coursera

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In this course, you will learn how to create a shared vision for your team and effectively communicate it to your teammates. You will also learn how to set effective goals and expectations in a way that best enables your team to attain the shared vision. Finally, you will understand the most important needs and drivers of performance across cultures, and will learn to align rewards with desired behaviors so that your teammates are motivated to attain the team’s objectives.

Motivation represents a crucial challenge for contemporary organizations: A recent Gallup poll revealed that only 13% of workers worldwide exhibit high levels of engagement and motivation. We will show you why these motivation problems are not simply due to a “bad” or “unmotivated” team member. Rather, motivation is very much driven by what work conditions we create for our teammates, how we structure goals and objectives, and how we reward people for the accomplishment of those goals. This course will help you diagnose and solve motivation problems so that you can bring out the best in your people.

Taught by

Scott DeRue, Ph.D. and Maxim Sytch, Ph.D.


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  • Interesting subject and the course was executed in a nice way by the teachers. I highly recommend this course if you are interested in leadership.
  • Jorge De Flon
    A very interesting about influencia and inspiring individuales to achieve results un any organización.
    Very recommended forma anyone interested un motivating individuals as parte of its duties or needs
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