Writing in the January 2017 Harvard Business Review, Andrew Chamberlain provides fodder to make the case for motivation and motivational assessment in your organization, backed by studies, facts, figures and even Adam Smith.

One of the most striking results we’ve found is that, across all income levels, the top predictor of workplace satisfaction is not pay: It is the culture and values of the organization, followed closely by the quality of senior leadership and the career opportunities at the company. Among the six workplace factors we examined, compensation and benefits were consistently rated among the least important factors of workplace happiness.—Andrew Chamberlain

Cost cutters, don’t get too excited. Chamberlain goes on to make the case for some hard work to align people with the organization’s culture. And we believe assessment, training and development is the way to start.

Read the article here.