Course Profile

Course Profile: Motivating your Team (1 Day)
Team effectiveness is not only dependent on the individual motivation within it but on how it functions as a whole. Skilled leadership can harness individual strengths in a way that creates a cooperative environment in which weaknesses and dysfunction diminish. This course, designed for managers aims to help participants develop their insight into the factors that create effective leadership, achieving a better motivated team in the interest of the workers, the organisation and ultimately service users. The course is informed by Rogerian theory, Transactional Analysis, Bahavioural Psychology and Maslow.
The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF: Core 1.4, 2.4, 5.4, G6.3
QCF: M2c 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 1.1, 5.1, 3.1, 4.3, 2.6, 3.2, 2.2, 2.5
MIS (2012): 3.2, 5.1, 5.3, 9.4, 10.1
The course is designed for managers in Health & Social Care in all settings.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Beyond earning money, why  people work
  • What is meant by ‘Motivation’ and what are the main Motivators
  • The need for the manager to be aware of the personal motivation of workers
  • The need to design projects and delegate taking account of personal motivators
  • If a team can have a common motivator or is this a fraudulent concept?
  • How perceived group motivation can form the basis of a ‘culture’
  • What happens to those who do not share the common motive and how might the difference ‘act out’
  • What is meant by the ‘Psychological Contract’
  • What is meant by ‘Values elicitation’ – positive and negative drivers
  • How we know when people aren’t motivated-indicators
  • Different Motivation theories and how to apply motivational theory into management practice
  • What makes a group of people a team
  • How to assess the effectiveness of the team
  • What would indicate a dysfunctional team and why teams become dysfunctional
  • The stages of team development and the roles that people play in teams
  • Leadership styles and their influence on Motivation
  • Situational Leadership: adapting your communication style to suit the circumstances
  • Developing and sharing: team culture/spirit and goals
  • The role of Supervision and Appraisals
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Chalk & Talk, PowerPoint, Group work, Handouts, Role play, Tutor presentations, Group work, Pairs and Triads work.