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    How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated? the Practice of Empathy-Based Management

    Date: February 26, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
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    What motivates people to work hard at any task? As a manager, what can you do to motivate your employeees to be fully engaged and give their best effort at their respective jobs? these are two eternal questions that the science of management seeks to answer.

    Learn about the importance of recognizing human emotions and their effect on motivation. Also learn about modeling worker motivation as being influenced by both logic and emotions. Managers will learn that the starting point for empathy-based management is the recognition that each person you employ is an individual with thoughts and feelings, dreams and fears, and a name.


    George Langelett is a professor of management and economics at South Dakota State University. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Northwestern in St Paul and a Ph D in economics from the University of Nebraska.

    While initially interested in the economic benefits of human capital formation, over time Dr. Langelett became more interested in researching the causes and impediments to human motivation. Being dissatisfied with orthodox textbook prescriptions, Dr. Langelett has devoted his research to finding answers that are compatible with findings from other fields, particularly neuroscience, and also the simple reality of "what actually works and why?"

    He enjoys discussing human motivation with supervisors and managers from all types of organizations as well as researchers from a variety of academic disciplines. He is the author of "How do I keep my employees motivated? The practice of empathy-based management."