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Positive Work Inventory® (PWI)

Are your employees engaged and satisfied? Committed? High in well-being? Willing to stay?

The PWI is a comprehensive employee survey of these critical states, above, and the workplace factors that drive them.

The PWI goes beyond ‘engagement surveys’, and is deeply informed by positive organizational psychology. It includes meaningful work – a sleeping giant that’s missing from most surveys, and one of the strongest (and sometimes easiest to change) drivers of key outcomes.

A 10% increase on the Positive Work Inventory® is linked to an almost 9% increase in employee satisfaction, commitment, and stay intentions in a national sample.


The PWI is positive for both employers and employees…

Positive for Employers

Measures a wide range of workplace factors in 15 minutes. Need a question? It’s there. It also taps engagement, satisfaction, commitment, well-being, and retention to get the full diagnostic picture of what’s driving them.

Measures only evidence-based drivers of employee outcomes. No fads, hearsay, nor folk wisdom. Designed against scientific measurement principles for precision and accuracy, so your results are real, not statistical blips or artefacts. Tested in peer-reviewed, academic publications and national samples.

Advanced analytics go beyond binders of bar charts to get the why, not just the what, enabling you to prioritize a handful of things for action. Questions are clear and linked to purview, so results can be acted upon by managers. Departmental ‘gap’ reports are available for manager feedback and coaching.

Positive for Employees

Informed by research in positive organizational psychology. Measures workplace practices that unlock resources that enable employees and organizations to flourish, thrive, and attain positively deviant performance.

Research points to a handful of psychological needs that most people strive to meet. When these needs are met through work, human capital is fully unlocked, leading to higher commitment, performance, engagement, and retention. The PWI measures the kinds of work that meet these needs.










When people of all ages are asked what they want most in their lives, meaning turns up again and again. The need for meaningful work is growing in society, and research shows that it’s one of the strongest drivers of engagement and other employee outcomes. The PWI measures work that brings about what really matters to people.

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