Personality Types & Motivation

Have you noticed how your way of working is not the same as someone else’s way of working, and that you approach the same task in each you way? We all have preferences in how we behave, how we work, what our motivations are, and what we like and dislike. With a solid knowledge of motivation and personality types, we enhance our chances of creating positive constructive relations at work, and find ways in our interactions that motivates both ourselves and our colleagues.

This course is aimed at all individuals who wish to know more about personality types and how to use this knowledge to increase motivation for others and self. Leaders with personnel responsibilities are also highly recommended to participate, since they gain an advantage in the future development and motivation of their employees.

  • Motivation; not a one size fits all.
  • Motivational theories and personal motivation.
  • Signs of motivation and de-motivation.
  • Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.
  • Motivation and self-determination theory (CAR).
  • How do I work with my own and others motivation.
  • Personality types at work.
  • The DISC dimensions.
  • Self-study (Own DISC profile).
  • Personal drivers and fears.
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Feedback, recognition and active listening.
  • Personal plan (what will I do different tomorrow)

Upon completion of the course, the participants will:

  • Understand human motivation through CAR (Competence, Autonomy, Relatedness)
  • Understand the preferences, needs and challenges to each personality type (DISC).
  • Understand own personal profile and how their behaviour affects others, and is affected by others.
  • Be able to identify personality types in their work environment based on behaviour.
  • Be able to apply and adjust the approach to colleagues to avoid de-motivation

The course will draw on both theoretical theories along with specific personal motivational factors, based on DISC profiles and personality types. The entire day will be very interactive and include the participants in exercise, games and case studies.

Prior to participating on the course, the participants will receive an invitation to complete a Personal Profile Analysis (DISC), which is highly recommended to do, in order to get the most out of the course. Working with your own profile is a possibility to expand the knowledge of yourself, your motivations, de-motivators and preferences, which will make it easier to relate to other peoples profiles and motivations. It is possible to participate on the course without having completed the DISC profile.