A Revolution in the Science of Motivation
While traditional methods of motivation may have worked in the 20th century, the latest research on motivation provides evidence that those methods most often do not work well enough for today's innovative workforce. In response to the learnings from this dynamic body of research, The Ken Blanchard Companies® created Optimal Motivation™, a progressive solution that takes the revolutionary science on motivation and makes it feasible in today's work environment.
What You Will Learn
Motivation can now be treated as a skill that individuals can develop. Optimal Motivation teaches individuals about the appraisal process we all experience at work, meeting the three basic psychological needs—Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competence—and the skills to reach a high quality of self-regulation. In turn, this process reveals a spectrum of motivation that alleviates the overly simplistic notion of intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation. It relieves the pressure of believing there is only one way to experience an optimal level of motivation.
Who Can Benefit
- Individuals who want to learn and develop the skill of motivation to enrich the quality of their day-to-day experience at work, and continually grow so they can enjoy fulfilling careers.
- Managers who desire to create and inspire a work environment in which individuals find it much easier to innovate and perform at consistently high levels.
What People are Saying
"Optimal Motivation helps everyone on the team to shift from a 'carrot and stick' approach to a holistic strategy that engages and aligns the head, the heart, and the hands. Leaders can learn to shift their own thinking so that they themselves can experience the benefits of Optimal Motivation and to help their teams toward even higher levels of performance and job satisfaction."
—Mike Easley, CEO, Powder River Energy Corporation
"For Kawasaki customers it is all about their passion, their exhilaration of the ride, and their freedom to choose to do it their way. Tapping into that same Optimal Motivation in the work environment is critical to our long-term success."
—Tom L. Porter, SPHR, Director, Human Resources & Administration
Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA