Remote work means intrinsic motivation is essential for your workforce

Our motivationWorks software deepens intrinsic motivation, resilience, and engagement for all your employees - no matter where they are – and trains every team to thrive even when at a distance.
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motivationWorks Ensures You Achieve and Sustain Intrinsic Motivation Across Your Workforce

motivationWorks software trains, coaches, and sustains everyone’s intrinsic motivation — with direct support for every leader, manager, and employee.

Measure what's proven to matter most for everyone

Get precision metrics from each employee on the experiences that both build and destroy intrinsic motivation - all based on the world's leading motivational science.

Clearly understand the motivational profile of every team

Our platform shows you where motivation and engagement issues impact performance and well-being, and generates targeted recommendations about what to do next.

Active insights, support, and coaching for everyone

Everyone — from employees to managers to executives — receives focused feedback and practical recommendations to build intrinsic motivation and resilience.

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Truly Meaningful Engagement

We created Self-Determination Theory — the world's best-tested framework for intrinsic motivation and engagement. We know how people work together to grow and succeed. Our scalable platform empowers everyone to learn, thrive, and share in building an amazing culture, even when times are tough.

Evidence-based approach

We infused motivationWorks
with over 40 years of global research into what creates thriving individuals and organizations.

Valuable for everyone

Every participant receives targeted insights and recommendations that enable them to immediately participate in building an awesome work life and culture.

Learn, act, grow

Using your data, our platform empowers each person with custom training and practical recommendations, so everyone can take action on what matters most to them.

Amazing technology

We've combined precise experiential metrics with robust statistical analysis, pulse surveys, and machine learning to provide the most advanced motivation platform available.

A Painless Process for Employees

In just nine minutes, employees confidentially provide our platform with all the information it needs to develop an employee experience score profile with insights at every level of the organization.

Action Plans That Help You Improve

Every score is just a click away from clear definitions, support resources, and evidence-based recommendations, customized for effective action from your score profile. Employees and managers can then choose the actions that best fit them via their personal action plan builder.

Insights and Coaching for Every Single Employee

Managers and employees receive an individualized report with personalized insights and action-plan building tools. This empowers everyone to build a better, more successful work life together.

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Leading Companies Use Our Approach to Deepen Engagement and Build Great Cultures

Our experience with motivationWorks has given us a fresh perspective on engagement and their expertise in motivation is unmatched. Their behavioral science-based model combined with a contemporary, robust on-line platform has helped us uncover new insights and then follow-through with practical action planning in a way that exceeds our past experiences with employee engagement measurement. We’re now making improvements where they’re needed most and we’re including everyone in the process. We especially appreciate the individual reports that each of our 8,000 healthcare employees who participated received. That has been a game-changer in making everyone feel heard, and empowering them to take action to grow. We are thrilled with this partnership.
Janine Luz
VP of Learning, Gundersen Health System
As a global talent acquisition firm, we’ve seen lots of approaches to employee engagement. We chose motivationWorks because it was the only solution rooted in the actual science of motivation. The platform brought us exactly the right measurements and insights we needed to identify where to make positive changes. As importantly, their reports gave us specific and effective recommendations on what we could do to improve. Using the insights from motivationWorks, we were able to improve retention of new employees by 58% in the very first year, cutting our churn rate by more than half. That was a remarkable success for us right out of the gate with this program.
Steven Talbot
motivationWorks outperforms all other employee engagement platforms. For 10 years, I partnered with Advisory Board, HealthStream, Press Ganey and Gallup, driving employee engagement and patient experience initiatives. I’ve found motivationWorks is in a different class with their prescriptive, robust and relevant improvement planning recommendations. This matters to busy leaders today, especially since motivationWorks’ resources close the gap in receiving insight and taking action. While executive leaders and managers receive detailed and comprehensive views of their organization results, the real ‘game changer’ is individual employees’ personalized motivational reports. These include evidence-based recommendations with a focus on dramatically improving employees’ work experiences.
Mary Cogan
Senior OD Consultant, Adventist HealthCare

The Three Pillars of Happiness at Work

More than 50 years of behavioral science research has shown that when we fulfill three core psychological needs — autonomy, relatedness, and mastery — we’re empowered to thrive in everything we do. Fulfilling these three needs brings a deep and intrinsic satisfaction.

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Tap Into Our Expertise

For over 40 years, we've been building and applying the science behind motivationWorks to organizations just like yours through a seamless integration of products and services.


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