Module 04: Motivating Talent

Establishing a high performance culture

This module aims to help participants to understand that employee motivation is one of the biggest management concerns. In order to successfully motivate employees, it´s necessary to understand what it is that motivates and drives them. Employee motivation is defined as the level of energy, commitment, persistence and creativity that a company’s workers bring to their jobs. In general, better employee motivation leads to better engagement and productivity.

We have a lack of skilled and talented workers on the labor market. Therefore, the companies must make efforts to motivate and retain their employee’s talents. This module will raise awareness for the topic “Motivation” of employees. A new generation often called ‘Gen Z’ is entering the full-time workforce. Now is the time to learn more about how their expectations and goals can mesh successfully with your workplace culture.

In order to successfully motivate your employees, you really need to understand the theory of motivation. Once you have understood these basics, you can also apply them well in practice. This unit deals with understanding employees motivations.


  • The role of motivation in determining employee performance.
  • The theory – Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • What motivates employees
  • Classifying the basic needs of employees


Unit 01 – Employee Motivation – in theory

It is difficult to grow your small business if you cannot measure the motivation level of your employees. Employing methods to gauge worker engagement and energy can make the job of increasing these factors easier.
Employee motivation is one of the key factors that determines the success of any organization. Organizations having motivated employees are ranked in the top percentile. Rewards, job characteristics, salary, working conditions, recognition and appreciation, training and development, job security, performance appraisal, promotion, leadership etc. are the factors that motivate people in the workplace. It is difficult to grow your small business if you cannot measure the motivation level of your employees.


  • Checklist How to measure employee motivation
  • Indicators to measure employee motivation
  • Methods, Instruments for performance measurement
  • Motivating Employees through Performance Appraisals s


Slides and resources Unit 02 – How to measure employee motivation

Employee motivation is a critical aspect at the workplace which leads to the performance of the department and even the company. Improve employees motivation needs to be a regular routine. Every employee is different, and not the same things motivate them. However, there are a few employee motivation tips every employer should follow. This unit will deal with methods and ways on how to improve employee motivation.


At the end of this learning unit you will be able to improve Employee Motivation with helpful tips and best practice by:

  • Improving internal communications
  • Building a positive workplace environment
  • Creating a positive company culture
  • Motivating / Rewarding your employees
  • Tips on how to improve Employee Motivation