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    • 51 Ways to Motivate Your Volunteers Stefanie Putter Colorado State University Stefanie Johnson University of Colorado, Denver A workshop for the Colorado Conference on Volunteerism
      • Provide you with quality training
      • Gather feedback on our workshop
      • Invite you to future training opportunities
        • Goal-Setting
        • Feedback
      Our Goals
      • What do you like to do for fun?
      • What motivates you?
      • What is work motivation?
      • Why is motivation important?
      • What does work motivation look like?
      Why do people do what they do?
      • 1. McClelland’s 3 Need Theory (McClelland, 1965)
        • -nAch
        • -nPower
        • -nAffiliation
        • How do you motivate people who are…
        • high in nAch?
        • low in nPower?
        • high in nAffiliation?
      What theories help us understand motivation?
      • 2. Job Characteristics Theory (Hackman & Oldham, 1980)
      • Skill Variety : The extent to which a job requires a number of different activities using several of the employee’s skills and talents.
      • Task Identity : The extent to which a job requires completing a whole piece of work from beginning to end.
      • Task Significance : The degree of impact the job is believed to have on others.
      • Autonomy : The extent to which employees have the freedom and discretion to plan, schedule, and carry out their jobs as desired.
      • Feedback: The extent to which the job allows people to have information about the effectiveness of their performance.
      … theories continued
        • How can you give your volunteers more...
        • skill variety?
        • task identity?
        • task significance?
        • autonomy?
        • feedback?
      • 3. Theory X, Theory Y (McGregor, 1960)
      … theories continued
      • Theory X
      • Inherent dislike for work and will attempt to avoid it
      • Has no ambition, wants no responsibility, and would rather follow than lead
      • Is self-centered and therefore does not care about organizational goals
      • Resists change
      • Theory Y
      • View work as being as natural as rest or play
      • Will exercise self-direction and self-control if committed to objectives
      • Will be committed if rewards are in place that provide self-fulfillment
      • Can learn to accept, even seek, responsibility
      • Can make innovative decisions on their own
      • Taking into account what you NOW know about motivation, what are some ways to motivate your volunteers?
        • Phase 1: Small group discussion
        • Phase 2: Share time
        • Phase 3 : What’s missing?
      51 ways to motivate your volunteers
    • Phase 3: What’s missing?
    • Strategies for Maintaining Motivation Over Time
    • Some sample strategies:
      • For motivated workers:
      For unmotivated workers:
    • Homework
      • Apply 1 or more motivational strategies in your own workplace
      • Think about what “success” will look like in your organization
    • Any remaining questions? Feel free to email us if you want to continue this conversation! Stefanie Putter [email_address] Stefanie Johnson [email_address]