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About Us

Our Manifesto

DREAM WITH US FOR A MOMENT

Imagine a human work world, one with true well-being to create a better collective work life and workplaces for all. A work world where health and happiness are treated as a right and not a privilege. One where all employees can show up as human beings with vulnerability and authenticity rather than trying to be unemotional robots who don’t have feelings at their jobs. Where all of us would have clarity on what we really need to create the kind of work life we want to wake up to every day.

Imagine there was a tangible way to determine what was working in our jobs, on teams, and in work cultures and what was not, so needed change could happen. Every person would feel empowered to take a proactive and preventive approach to their health and happiness at work instead of being on automatic or reaction mode in the day-to-day grind.

In this world, the relationship between a company and its employees would truly be a win-win for all. Employees would stick around longer because they genuinely want to, and deserving companies would have the ability to attract and captivate the best people. Leaders and managers could tap into their people’s unique motivations with individualized considerations in a way that, well, actually works. And they would be given the tools they need to support, teach, coach, and inspire their people to thrive.

Organizations would have people-first cultures where employees’ mental, emotional, and social health were true priorities. The diversity of people’s needs would be respected and a mindset cultivated that elevated everyone’s perspective on how they show up at work in a way that benefits everyone. There would be a shared framework and vocabulary to talk about stressors, concerns, and what we need to be well and perform well in a way everyone easily understands. People would see one another as human first and be able to create more genuine connections below the surface to make the sometimes difficult work relationships easier.

 

We created Motives Met to help make that work world a reality.

WE ARE DRIVEN BY THE ATTAINABLE DREAM OF A WORK LIFE WELL-LIVED

KELLY MACKIN, CEO

Kelly’s Motives

PRESTIGE * TRUSTWORTHY LEADERSHIP*FLEXIBILITY
*AUTONOMY*FUTURE SUCCESS

MARY MACKIN, RESEARCH

Mary’s Motives

FAIRNESS * BELONGING
*ACHIEVEMENT*SELF-ESTEEM
*PEER APPRECIATION

JOSH MCQUEEN, INNOVATION

Josh’s Motives

INNOVATION * CALMNESS
*PERSONAL STRENGTHS
*VARIETY * BELONGING

ALEX BRENNER, PEOPLE & CULTURE

Alex’s Motives

*WORK-LIFE HARMONY *PRESTIGE*TRUSTWORTHY LEADERSHIP*PERSONAL STRENGTHS * PEER APPRECIATION

We are working towards a compelling vision—a world of work with health and happiness. Thus began our journey to get to the bottom of what it means to have well-being at work and how to create it. We are grateful for the progress that has been made, yet the truth is that ill-being at work still strongly overshadows well-being. We can and must do better.

Using our 20+ years of insights in human behavior research, along with our expertise in culture, psychology, and mindfulness, we were determined to uncover why we get well-being at work wrong so we could get it right. We built a platform based on our insights with actionable tools, from our assessment tool and workshops, to software and well-being analytics, to help support people and leaders on their journey to thriving at work.

We believe in the attainable dream of a work life well-lived and we are here to do better. A healthy work world is a possible in a way it never has been before, the more people we get to join the work well-being movement with us, the more this dream becomes a reality for everyone.