Material for 45-minute lecture, large group work and open discussion, part of the Contemporary Management Training course for Kosovo Police Officers, developed by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Empowerment has already been covered during the session on ‘Managing Yourself’ but crosses over a series of social and work-related aspects aiming to gain the best from people, increased organisational effectiveness and cumulatively enhanced performance.
All theorists and practitioners recognize that by encouraging empowerment of subordinates at any level increases their personal needs, particularly those of esteem and self-actualization. These needs are key to motivational factors.
This session will look at refreshing empowerment covered in the previous session and the models from Maslow and Herzberg that encompass motivation. Models give an abstract perspective on reality and are applied in a generic form, which does not fully take account of personal differences and likely responses. Whilst models and theories are seen as a boring and unrealistic approach during leadership and management courses those aligned to motivation are current, realistic and essential to be understood. For a manager to be able to best manage employees these concepts need to be considered.
The purpose of this lesson is to examine a number of factors, theories and models that support the understanding of motivation by managers.
After this block of instruction the participants will be able to: