Changing Employee Behavior - your learning journey

This online course is 8 weeks long. It's long enough for you to apply to your own working context what you learn and to gain practical tools that target a change in your employees' behavior.


Over the 8 weeks of courses, here's what you will learn:

Week 1: Understand

Understand how context supports organizational and individual transformation. Identify behaviors you wish to change, and focus on your leadership role in supporting the process. Evaluate change research from psychology and other fields. Share your experience with a personal coach and the group.

Week 2: Explore

Explore key influences on intrinsic motivation: autonomy, mastery and connection. Learn to enhance intrinsic motivation in yourself and others by using practical tools in each of the three areas. Work with your personalized coach and in peer discussion to analyze your own intrinsic motivation.

Week 3: Discover

Discover how extrinsic motivation encourages behavior change in tandem with intrinsic motivation. Evaluate the strengths and pitfalls of several motivational tools. Identify whether you and your employees are “prevention” or “promotion” focused, and how this affects your choice of motivator.

Week 4: Examine

Examine the second dimension of the “MAPS model”: ability. Learn to gauge the importance of individual differences. Drill down further into competencies involved in your desired behavior changes. Think about and model potential obstacles to change. Identify key sources of individual difference.

Week 5: Develop

Develop strategies to support psychological capital and help sustain behavior change. Dig deeper into self-confidence and optimism. Discover how to enhance others’ confidence with guided mastery, modeling and mental visualization. Understand how cognitive distortions impact people’s optimism.

Week 6: Learn

Learn how willpower and resilience foster behavior change. Find out more about their limits and strengths, and tools to strengthen an individual’s willpower. Reflect on how willpower has helped or hindered you in different situations. Build your willpower and resilience for future challenges.

Week 7: Consider

Consider how to foster a supporting environment for performance and development. Dissect habit structure and learn to use it to support desired change. Analyze four steps to forming good habits and three options to break bad ones. Work through the steps to build better habits.

Week 8: Become

Become an architect of change for your organization. Explore how the science of choice architecture (or “nudging”) can support behavior change in yourself and others. Reconnect with your coach and co-create an action plan for implementing sustainable change in your workplace.