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Johnson & Putter CCOV Presentation

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

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