Motivate Your Employees

Nourish your employees' "inner work life," by Teresa Amabile.

Teresa Amabile

Teresa Amabile

Professor & Director of Research at Harvard Business School

Motivate Your Employees
  • Overview
  • Episodes

Overview

Teresa Amabile, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, studies what really goes on inside the hearts and minds of people at work. In this course, Professor Amabile offers her suggestions on what can be done to nourish our direct reports’ work lives.


What You'll Learn

  • How to be motivated at work

  • How to remove obstacles to happiness at work

Episodes

2 Episodes

1. Positively Impact the Inner Work Life of Your Direct Reports

5min

What motivates you to get up every morning and go to work? To earn a buck? Sure. But that is not always the most powerful motivator, says Harvard Business School Professor Teresa Amabile, who studies the psychology of everyday work life.In fact, seemingly mundane events can either make or break an employee’s “inner work life.” In this lesson, Amabile argues that removing obstacles to progress, such as meaningless tasks and toxic relationships, are key to employee engagement and job satisfacti...

2. Catalyze Progress: Motivate Your Direct Reports

5min

Catalyze Progress: Motivate Your Direct Reports, with Teresa Amabile, Professor, Harvard Business SchoolWe know that when people are happier and more engaged at work they are more creative and more productive. So under normal circumstances, what can be done to nourish employees’ work lives?In this lesson, Teresa Amabile, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, who studies what really goes on inside the hearts and minds of people at work, offers her suggestions.CatalystsClear goals: communicate what you’re trying to achieve and why it matters.Sense of autonomy: give your direct reports ownership over the pursuit of goals.Learning mechanisms: find a way to capture the lessons learned from failure.NourishersRespect and recognition: make sure your team members feel valued.Encouragement: show that you believe in your team.Affiliation: foster inter-personal relationships within the group.