Motivating and Engaging Employees

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  1. 1. 1 Motivating and Engaging Employees: The Benets of Online Learning Todd Dewett, PhD www.drdewett.com todd@drdewett.com Motivating and Engaging Employees
  2. 2. 2 Introductions Todd Dewett, PhD lynda.com author, coach, consultant, and popular speaker Motivating and Engaging Employees
  3. 3. 3 A Robust Online Training Library Content in Business Leadership, Management, Productivity, Software, Communication, Career Development, and more. 3,300+ courses Average 20 new courses per week 10,000+ hours of learning Average 5 hours released per day 138,000+ videos Average 750 new per week Motivating and Engaging Employees
  4. 4. 4 ENGAGEMENT DEFINED The death of employee satisfaction The rise of employee engagement Motivated, committed, loyal; feeling of alignment with values and purpose About belief in the employee, not just productivity or other metrics Motivating and Engaging Employees
  5. 5. 5 THE CHALLENGE Alignment with other systems Elements of the engagement program Motivating and Engaging Employees
  6. 6. 6 ALIGNMENT ISSUES The engagement process does not exist in a vacuum. Its interdependent. Hiring, onboarding, evaluation, promotion processes, and more. No great engagement process will work unless all systems are healthy. Motivating and Engaging Employees
  7. 7. 7 ENGAGEMENT PROCESS ISSUESMoney is overrated Recognition is overindulged Its easy and addicting: Lauras new job Everyone doesnt have to get something Positive relationships, positive culture Motivating and Engaging Employees
  8. 8. 8 INSTEAD, WE NEED MORE General: choice, empowerment Specific: opportunity, L&D options ONLINELEARNINGADDRESSESALLOFTHESE Motivating and Engaging Employees
  9. 9. 9 ONLINE LEARNING Training yesterday: utterly structured, geography and time-fixed Training today: entirely flexible consumption (what, when, and how) with an unbeatable value proposition Motivating and Engaging Employees
  10. 10. 10 MY PERSONAL JOURNEY I resisted going online! University courses, lynda.com and others, MOOCs, and more. Professors were told lecture is dead: mix it up, supplement with online. NO! I will prove that in-person rules But that does not change the fact that learning styles vary widely Motivating and Engaging Employees
  11. 11. 11 MY PERSONAL JOURNEY I finally realized its a vital ingredient Then I thought about continuous learning Then I thought about training THEN I got a call from lynda.com Motivating and Engaging Employees
  12. 12. 12 PEOPLE, NOT PROGRAMS People are not motivated by programs They are motivated by people What if you got 90% of the value of coaching / training for 1% of the cost? Great communicators can create change Motivating and Engaging Employees
  13. 13. 13 NO MORE BARRIERS No platform or compatibility issues No major LMS issues No learner resistance No more ROI arguments Motivating and Engaging Employees
  14. 14. 14 ONLINE TRAINING: BENEFITS Reminders and refocusing New tips and tactics Motivation to care and try Improved relationships and teams Motivating and Engaging Employees
  15. 15. 15 ANY EVIDENCE? Organizational level: increased competitiveness, better bottom line Individual level: higher engagement and retention (invaluable) My personal feedback from users wow! Motivating and Engaging Employees
  16. 16. 16 THE BOTTOM LINE On the business skills side, I dont think of lynda.com as training. Its a catalyst for improvement for you, your team, and your organization. Motivating and Engaging Employees
  17. 17. 17 Thank you! WWW.DRDEWETT.COM TODD@DRDEWETT.COM Motivating and Engaging Employees
  18. 18. 18 Questions? Email sales@lynda.com to learn more about our enterprise solutions. Motivating and Engaging Employees