OUR NON-B.S. APPROACH & RESEARCH
How We Got Here
What we have been doing hasn’t been working, how do we know? Things like stress, burnout, loneliness, and unhappiness at work are at all time highs, while mental health, wellbeing and engagement are low. Not to mention the millions of people leaving their jobs at a historic rate during The Great Resignation just might be another clue.
Thankfully wellbeing has taken center stage in the world and that includes being well at work. There is more wellness tech, mental health programs, books on creating happy teams and podcasts dedicated to how to be fulfilled at work than ever before. Yet with a greater need for solutions and better intentions why are we falling short? We sought out to undertand what we get wrong about wellbeing so we could get it right.
Need Satisfaction = Job Satisfaction
Motives Met is based on 20+ years of human behavior research, psychology and mindfulness principles along with the rigorous quantitative research we conducted over the last 4 years with thousands and thousands of interviews, that uncovered meeting our top human psychological, emotional and social needs is how to create wellbeing at work.
Topline Research Summary
Better Understanding Your Own Motives Increases:
- Find clarity about what you’re really looking for professionally, and why you may be satisfied or dissatisfied at this current stage.
- Practically assess which parts of your work life are working for you and which are not.
- See your work life in new ways as you consider why a specific motive may be of top importance for you.
- Build a better filter for seeking out new roles or job opportunities.
- Better recognize the right opportunities to meet your most important motives.
- Take ownership of your work-wellness, so that you can make better decisions in your work life now, as well as think productively about where you want to go in the future.
- Become equipped to clearly and easily talk with others – whether a manager, coworker, or partner – about what matters to you and to them in the work world.
Better Understanding The Motives Of Those You
Manage Or Work With Increases:
- Learn to easily tune into the small, simple, but significant things that you can do for others – and that others can do for you – to make a meaningful impact for one another as you work together.
- Gain a positive, accurate frame of reference for understanding and appreciating others’ differences, perspectives, and where they are in their work-life journey.
- Sharpen your ability to perceive and respond well to your own emotions and to the emotions, triggers, and behavioral drivers of others in your workplace.
- Understand what truly motivates your team and become empowered to take individualized consideration, instead of a “one size fits all” approach.
- Learn how to practically and meaningfully show the people who work for you that you care about their well-being at work.
- Create more authentic connections and get to know those you work with as real people, beyond just their personality or strengths.
- Learn simple ways to genuinely help others thrive, work more effectively and productively, and achieve more – as well as how to ask for what would help you.