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Plan for positive influence


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Organizational plan for creating change in organization factoring in employees attitudes, personalities, values, and beliefs

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Plan for positive influence

  1. 1. Plan for Positive Influence By Tosin Ola
  2. 2. Introduction• This presentation will – Address specific differences in attitudes, emotions, pe rsonalities and values – Address how each difference affects behavior – Create a plan that will increase the team’s motivation, satisfaction and performance
  3. 3. Attitudes• Attitudes are evaluative statements—either favorable or unfavorable—about objects, people, or events• There are three components of an attitude – Cognitive (evaluation) – Affective (feeling) – Behavioral (action)
  4. 4. Attitudes Affect• Job satisfaction• Job involvement• Psychological empowerment• Commitment
  5. 5. Emotions• Emotions are intense feelings directed at someone or something.• In the workplace, team members may portray alternate emotions to what they are truly feeling• Positive and negative emotions can be transferred from one team member to the whole team and affect the project• Team members should be encouraged to portray, discuss, and manage emotions in a positive, supportive environment
  6. 6. Emotions are Affected by• Intensity and Stress• Weather and Time of day• Social activities• Sleep and Exercise• Age and Gender• Personality and culture
  7. 7. Personality• Personality is the sum total of ways in which an individual reacts to and interacts with others.• There are several types of personality theories and tests that can be administered. The most common are the: – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – Big Five Personality Behavior – Type A/Type B Personality Behavior
  8. 8. Personality Affects• Motivation• Interpersonal relations• Work ethic• Friendliness• Productivity• Self-assessment
  9. 9. Values• Values are concepts or beliefs which people use to guide their behavior in the workplace. – A values survey can be administered to all group members for each to understand their value system and how this interacts with the team’s value system – Window on Work Values Model by Dr. Dick McCann identifies 8 core value systems that drive personal decision-making
  10. 10. Window on Work Values• Values influence motivation and productivity• Personal values should be compatible with organizational values• McCann Window on Work Values (TMSDI, 2012, figur e 1)
  11. 11. Steps to Create Positive Influence• Identify the team dynamic, personality/value system of each member, and how their skill set fits into the team objectives• Clarify organizational objectives and set weekly, monthly, quarterly goals until the project is completed• Convey clear expectations and provide instructions and necessary tools• Encourage cooperation by offering rewards based on team results• Develop healthy competition by publicly rewarding team members who model attributes that others should adopt
  12. 12. Steps to Create Positive Influence (cont.)• Foster a positive and supportive team environment where team members are comfortable expressing their values, attitudes, personality and emotions• Encourage team building exercises and excursions• Encourage open communication across all channels i.e. between customers, management, and the team• Monitor progress, productivity, and team results on a regular basis• Ask for team feedback to identify and repair low morale and decreased motivation
  13. 13. Financial Incentives• Review incentive system to determine effective methods and restructure program as needed• During the course of this project, the team may receive: – Performance incentives – Bonuses for meeting goals or targets – Group incentives for teamwork and performance – Gift cards, travel vouchers, electronics
  14. 14. Recognition• Create a positive work environment with recognition for a job well done• Provide encouragement even when the team reaches an obstacle• Encourage team to provide compliments to each other• Formal recognition of high achievers• Awards, certificates
  15. 15. Focus Team on Opportunities• Networking opportunities• Education and employee development• Mentorship programs• Leadership training programs• Opportunity to improve/increase their skill set
  16. 16. Other Possible Benefits• Tuition reimbursement• Discounted or free gym memberships• Lower-cost health insurance premiums• On-site daycare• Dry cleaning services• Massage/spa day
  17. 17. Conclusion• People react differently in the workplace depending on their personalities, values, attitudes and emotions.• Incentives, opportunities, benef its and recognition can help maintain positive growth on a team• A good team leader will be able to effectively use the principles of positive influence to increase the team’s motivation, productivity and morale
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