Highly Engaged Teams

Finding ways to increase motivation is crucial because it allows us to change behaviour, develop competencies, be creative and boost engagement. As a people leader, it is essential we take the time to understand our team members and appreciate what drives them at work and how we can maximise their potential.
This module looks at the role of a Manager in creating highly engaged teams, whether they be co-located or remote, and consider the ways to engage, excite and inspire every individual in the team.

Course Content

Understanding Motivation

  • Motivation and Performance.
  • Want to / Can do / Allowed to.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Can you motivate someone else?
  • Driving vs Inspiring (Folkman and Zenger – Competence, Passion and Organisational Needs).

Engaging the team as a whole

  • Establishing a shared sense of purpose.
  • The importance of trust.
  • Your Role as a Manager*.

Sustaining Engagement for Your Team

  • Identifying Demotivators and Positive Motivators.

Course Approach


  • Yourself to understand what motivates each one of your team members.
  • Identify ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors that will inspire your team members.


  • Opportunities to discuss motivation and engagement.
  • Review the untapped potential in your team and consider how to release that potential to maximum affect.


  • The tone of conversations in team meetings.
  • Track the relationship between motivation, engagement and outcome.

Embedding Success

Post programme activities to support the transfer of learning and building of habits.

CHALLENGE: Have a conversation

In your next one-to-one, set aside time to discuss motivation.  What does this person enjoy about their role?  What demotivates them?  What are their aspirations, career or otherwise?

CREATE: A cohesive team.

Explore whether your team has a shared sense of purpose.  Can they articulate what that purpose is?  Who are the key stakeholders?  How does the team add value to the organisation?

CHANGE: The focus of team discussions.

Revisit team goals.  Using the Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose framework, explore opportunities for individual development and overall team advancement.  Specify what success looks like and how to measure progression.


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Why study with Alpha?

Innovation and creativity born from experience

We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

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We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

Generation Proof

Quality and innovation, using current market and industry best practices, have made us a trusted partner in delivering dynamic and motivating training for the financial and capital markets. Our programmes are generation proof and responsive to evolving learner needs and styles. Our solutions use a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy that expands beyond relationships between the learner and learning provider. We create connections with managers, peers and the wider business to drive impactful return on investment..

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