Managing Team Motivation

Skills Cafe

About This Course

Motivation is the factor that drives people to move towards their goals. It directly impacts one’s actions, willingness to learn, and desire to move forward. Motivation can be intrinsic or extrinsic, which means that a person could be motivated to move towards their goal either by their personal desires or beliefs, or by external circumstances. In this application-oriented micro-workshop, participants will develop an understanding of the deeper workings of an individual’s value drivers and how each person needs to be motivated differently.   


Curated videos and reading material

Skill Drill 1: Motivation (1.5 hours)  

In this micro-workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of motivation and the factors that would lead to everyone having a unique driving force to push them forward.

Participants will be taken through topics such as:

  • The Skill/Will Matrix
  • The Iceberg Model
  • Value Drivers
  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation  

Skill Drill 2: Apply the Learnings to the Team (30 minutes)

In the 2nd part of the session, participants will play a simulation game where they learn about characters, identify the factors that motivate them, and apply leadership techniques to drive these characters forward.


  • Online survey for team members to be interpreted by managers
  • Learning nudges on days 2, 5, 10, and 15

Program Evaluation  

  • Post-workshop feedback  
  • Post-workshop micro-simulation scores  
  • Learner stories: short stories articulated by learners about finding real-world applications of the concepts taught during the workshop. These stories can be captured in the form of a blog or vlog.  

Learning Objectives

Place each team member on the Skill/Will Matrix based on attitude and work performance
Learn about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
Understand the value drivers of team members
Learn how to motivate each team member in a unique way
Apply leadership techniques for each team member based on their value drivers


  • No prerequisites

Target Audience

  • First-time Managers