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Workshop ‘Sustaining Motivation at Work during Challenging Times’

October 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

In the past 18 months, many of us feel as though we are ‘languishing’. The incidence of full-on depression has more than doubled in many countries – but for the majority of us, it’s the “blah” feeling that’s hurting us the most. We feel burnt out and devoid of a greater sense of purpose at work. However, it does not have to be this way. If we tap into our intrinsic motivation, we can set ourselves up for lasting fulfillment and success not just in our work, but in all the key areas of our lives.

Online Workshop: ‘Sustaining Motivation at Work during Challenging Times’

6 October 2021 19:00 – 20:15 CEST

In this lively virtual workshop, Sharath Jeevan will re-energise you following the “languishing year” of the pandemic, and set you up to thrive emotionally as you return to in person work.

Through a series of creative practical activities and personal reflection exercises, you will learn how to:

• Emerge from our current languishing period to reframe our work in a way that deeply motivates us as individuals and collectively as organisations

• Achieve the true Purpose of our work and see it’s major role in helping and serving others, rather than as a means of just providing income

• Use ‘guided Autonomy’ to take greater ownership of your work and drive it

• Find broader development opportunities or ‘smart Mastery essentials’ in our work, and devote enough time to them to make the rest of your work whole

• Create a “personal New Deal” in our own Working Lives, and with our colleagues and our managers?

Sharath Jeevan is one of the world’s leading experts on reigniting our inner drive (intrinsic motivation). A former INSEAD MBA student himself, Sharath founded and led STIR Education – arguably the world’s largest intrinsic motivation initiative. As Founder and Executive Chairman of Intrinsic Labs, he now supports organisations and individuals all around the world to solve deep motivational challenges. His forthcoming book Intrinsic: A Manifesto to Reignite our Inner Drive helps us see how we can achieve more lasting fulfilment and success in our work, careers, relationships, parenting, and as citizens. Sharath was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2014 and recognised as one of the UK’s ten leading social entrepreneurs in 2019. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his contributions to the field and was invited to serve on the high-level steering group of the Education Commission, the pre-eminent global think tank founded by former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Ridwana Ahmed (MBA’18J)

Rashmi Machado (MBA’14J)

Event Committee

INSEAD Alumni Association The Netherlands