Motives & Your Team or Organization


When you put motives at the heart of your team or organization, you create a culture where everyone is empowered, takes responsibility, and is a change agent for a better collective workplace and work relationships.

A thriving culture happens when individuals, work peers, managers, and leaders show up for themselves and each other in meaningful ways to honor, protect, and elevate the 28 motives.



A people-first culture means prioritizing employees human needs. We empower people leaders to lead with motives in mind and create cultures where everyone meets motives together. When motives are met in your workplace it leads to some exceptional benefits. Our research shows when you care for the needs that drive employee well-being it results in a reciprocal commitment from employees to the overall health of the organization. 

Less Stress & Burnout

Psychological Safety & Trust

Increased Retention

Connection & Happiness

Engagement & Motivation

Our research shows that employees with well-met motives are over twice as likely to stay in their current job then those with under met motives AND also are twice as likely to want to stay in their current company for many years to come. If you want to attract and captivate the best people, Motives Met is your ultimate retention tool.


The Motives Met Human Needs Assessment

Our assessment tool is the ultimate door opener to creating a team or organization where people can be well and perform well at work. Discover the motives that matter most for your people, adopting a personalized vs. one-size-fits-all approach. You will foster a workplace where people are more mindful of motives and welcome motive diversity.

Learn more about how it works, team reports, & what’s included.

The Motives Met Human
Connection Software

A tool to ensure meaningful motive conversations that matter are happening, and that it’s simple for leaders to make them effective. A software add-on to the motives dashboard to amplify motive communication and connection. This tool allows leaders to step into their role as a coach and mentor, create stronger relationships and gives them the needed insights to support and meet employees’ unique motives.

Motives Met Experiences

Our expertly designed programs focus on the core motives that drive your company’s culture and enhance the well-being and connection of your team. Through interactive workshops, engaging offsites, and comprehensive leadership coaching, we create meaningful experiences with big impact.

Learn more about our custom workshops and experiences.

Motives Human Connection Software

Technology that amplifies human connection by making meaningful conversations about what matters most to employees happen. Using our platform managers and leaders can have one-on-one and team motive conversations in an optimized way that increases psychological safety and trust and coaches them to develop their leadership skills. These “stay” interviews (rather than exit interviews), help develop action plans to captivate your top talent and meet motives in your team or culture.

When you connect with your team members through our platform you: 

  • Have a gateway to human connection and beneficial communication around what employees need at work, often a missing conversation, especially in virtual work environments.
  • Make 1:1’s an effective asset for yourself and your team, creating meaningful conversations with trust and psychological safety that matter and a greater open feedback culture.
  • Learn important things about your people that allow you to support, motivate, and coach in new impactful ways.
  • Cultivate the ability to have courageous conversations at work and enhance connection along with strengthening other qualities like emotional intelligence, vulnerability, mindfulness, and compassion.

Motives Workshops

In our post-assessment workshops, we address the three pillars needed to co-create a workplace where motives thrive: individuals (you), work peers (we), and organizational culture (us). Participants are empowered to elevate their motives and are better equipt to support the needs of others. Workshops are customizable based on your unique needs and goals.

When you get people together to talk and interact through motives you:

  • Create connection through sharing motive stories and deepen participants’ familiarity with the people they work with, having a better understanding of why they do what they do.
  • Help everyone embrace need diversity or “motive diversity,” which is a must-have for well-being at work.
  • Gather new information, ideas, and strategies that will lead to actionable takeaways to better meet motives.
  • Make people feel heard, psychological safety amplified, and areas of change can be identified. It’s also an important opportunity to identify areas of strength that should be celebrated and rewarded.

Well-Being & Culture Analytics

Evaluating motives gives you vital well-being and culture analytics to track over time. To what degree do employees feel their top motives are met? Are certain motives thriving or suffering and why? Using our simple motive survey you gain insight into the health of motives in your workplace.

When you evaluate motives you:

  • Use a data-driven approach to health and happiness at work, gaining insight into the degree motives are thriving in your culture and the well-being of employees.
  • Show employees you are taking action by measuring motives and actively working to improve and maintain them.
  • Have well-being data you can track over time and use the findings to see the ROI for your efforts, inform wiser decision-making on areas of weakness you may want to invest more heavily in.
  • Give managers and leaders the ability to see weaknesses and blindspots they wouldn’t be aware of otherwise.

Coaching, Webinars
& Motive Learnings

Cultivate the “Motives Mindset,” the shared knowledge and understanding around creating your best workplace where motives are met to everyone’s benefit. To help cultivate that mindset we share our Work Life Well-Lived Principles, fundamental truths that are a guide for strengthening motives. Whether it’s in webinars or training sessions, we share the framework and insights around motives to help leaders, teams, and organizations thrive. 

When you knowledge share with Motives Met:

  • You get everyone on the same page of what well-being at work means and the pivotal role they play so you can achieve it.
  • Have the ability to determine if the Motives Mindset is embraced, emphasized, rewarded, and enforced or if it’s lacking.
  • Give people the shared vocabulary to clearly and easily talk with others  – whether a manager, coworker, or partner – about what matters to them in the work world and why.
  • Empower people to strategize how to elevate their well-being and the well-being of others.



Our groundbreaking research is unlike anything out there, contrary to the same old information circulating on the internet.

Through years of quantitative research, across multiple studies, we discovered the truth of what work well-being is all about, how to get there, and why it’s so important that we do get there.

The Motives Met insights will guide you to elevate mental health and happiness and retain your best people. If you want a proven pathway to co-create a thriving culture that is meant to be walked by everyone together; employees, team members, & leaders, this roadmap is for you!


How Can We Support You?

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