By Greg Vanderford, Business Consultant

Business Management: Motivating Workers

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Business Management is a broad term that covers a wide range of business activities. It's also a skill that is essential for a small or large organization to thrive. Many small business owners believe that by simply starting a company and perhaps having some skills in sales & marketing and the like, success is virtually guaranteed. But nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is, Business Management is a skill that needs to be learned through training and practice, just like any other skill.

In this course, you will learn:

1. What motivates people to work (and therefore how to increase their motivation) 2. The management theories of Taylor, Herzberg, and Maslow 3. How to use financial incentives to increase motivation 4. How to use non-financial incentives to increase motivation 5. How to manage your staff to increase job satisfaction, financial results, and improve the overall environment of the workplace No matter what type of business you manage, this course will help you improve it's results. The course is based on proven management theories and practices that are taught in top business schools throughout the United States as well as on my many years of experience in the business world.

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Course overview - 17

  • Introduction

  • Why People Work: People Work For More Than Money

  • Motivation Theory: Frederick Taylor

  • Motivation Theory: Frederick Herzberg

  • Motivation Theory: Abraham Maslow

  • Motivational Factors: Financial Rewards

  • Wages

  • Time Rate

  • Piece Rate

  • Salaries

  • Motivational Factors-Non-Financial Rewards: Fringe Benefits

  • Job Satisfaction

  • Job Rotation

  • Job Enlargement

  • Job Enrichment

  • Autonomous Work Groups

  • Conclusion

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Greg Vanderford
Greg VanderfordBusiness Consultant
Hello. My name is Greg Vanderford and I'm a passionate business consultant and teacher. I have spent my entire career learning about, teaching, and practicing business management, sales, public speaking, training, and strategic planning and analysis. My mission is to have a huge impact on my clients by helping them achieve both their short and long term goals in business and life. Whether my client is an individual or large organization, I am passionately committed to their achievement because I believe that our happiness in life, in large part, is derived by what we either individually or collectively achieve through our work, and that building and strengthening positive relationships with all stakeholders throughout the process is one of the keys to success. I hope that you and your organization will choose to benefit from my passion, skill, and experience. Thank you.