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Motivation lesson

Discussion in 'Business studies' started by seren256, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Hi

    Does anyone have a motivational lesson that will get a Year 11 class talking and discussing?!

  2. revisionstation

    revisionstation New commenter

    Heres's something I do with my groups that may work for you;

    Make the whole group a company. Assign an MD, Finance Director, a marketing direction, production workers etc and make sure everyone
    gets a job with a title. Draw this into
    an organisational chart. Lots of
    discussion about how Bob or Jane could get promoted. They could have more authority and power as
    they move up the hierarchy. This may
    motivate them to work harder.

    <font size="3" face="Calibri">Now send one of the top team out of the room (the MD would
    be best &ndash; assign someone who can be
    relied on to be confident but not get
    silly). When they come back in they have
    to motivate their company. Try and sit the group somewhere
    that looks like a meeting room even if you have to beg SMT to lend you a room
    or organise your desks meeting style.
    The MD has to come in and give a
    rousing speech to motivate the directors and staff. Can they do this, probably not? </font>

    <font size="3" face="Calibri">The others should all be ready with alternative to throw at
    the MD &ndash; what about a bonus, or shares in the profits, or a new company car????. That would motivate us. He/ she should then lead the discussion on that
    and take a vote. Keep a note of scores
    (very important &ndash; which you can break down later into gender and job roles, who
    voted for what option. The maths kids
    love this kind of analysis). </font>

    <font size="3" face="Calibri">Then another student says &rdquo;what about paying the production
    workers piece rate?&rdquo; and get a couple of production workers to stand up and talk
    about the piece rate system one for and one against. Then everyone takes a vote again &ndash; a democratic
    leadership you say? Then the MD makes
    their decision &ndash; hang on its an autocratic leadership. </font>

    <font size="3">They always enjoy this and there may be some shouting but as
    long as it&rsquo;s all &ldquo;on topic&rdquo; and does not get personal it should work. </font>

    Good luck
    Sarah Hilton

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