This course focuses on motivation. Weeks 1–3 introduced the idea of motivation (Week 1) and how a person’s needs (both intrinsic and extrinsic) (Week 2) and their climate (Week 3) influence how they are motivated. Weeks 4–8 covered specific motivational tools. As discussed in the Coach’s Huddles, Coach has been able to match all the different motivational tools with his individual team members and the team as a whole. Now it is time to apply what you’ve learned.
Please complete the following:
- Based on the DiSC profile, what questions do you think your boss should ask to understand what motivates you? (Hint: The Read About It this week will be incredibly important when formulating your response.)
- Explain why that question in particular as it relates to motivation.
My DISC style large falls into dominance style. All through, I regard this as a professional staple in my whole career. I discovered the drive and my underlying perseverance is important particularly in the process of professionally building my career and exceeding in my future endeavors. Following my promotion into a managerial role, I acknowledge the wide diversity in the field of personnel management. As such, dominance style played a key role in getting my new position due to effectiveness and largely because I was not easily intimidated. Again, I realized that investing considering in fostering teamwork played an important in producing better results. Owing to my extraordinary performance in the company, my employer was forced to hire at least two individuals over my ever-demanding position.
Communicating effectively can often help us manage conflict and overcome challenges in the workplace. Review the following scenario and answer the questions below.
Your bags are packed for a family vacation to Jamaica, and you leave in three days. Then, your co-worker calls the office to say she can’t come to work this week because her child has the flu and she has no one to babysit. Your supervisor says you have to cover that co-worker’s shift AGAIN for the fourth time in two months. Unfortunately, if you cover the shift, you will miss your vacation, and you will lose the money you spent on it. How would you manage this workplace obstacle using the skills and tools you’ve been learning throughout this course? As a reminder, those skills are communication, technology, productivity, and self and social awareness.