How Do We Motivate People in Business?


How do we motivate people in business? …and how do we help them to learn and to gain competencies in high performance 21st century tasks?

Extrinsic and intrinsic motivators affect our learning outcomes differently when used for right or left brain problem solving.

To motivate creative and complicated problem solving and help professionals achieve the learning outcomes we need for business to succeed in the 21st century, we need to innovate our learning programs.

Training often needs to go beyond learning new policies and processes.

Data tells us that smart employees want to direct their own lives, they want to learn and grow, and they are motivated by purpose. Learning designers can only develop effective training programs if we use the right motivators in combination with authentic, real-world contexts so learners are engaged, retention is improved, and competency can be achieved.

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Higher Education

Higher Education

Our unique combination of learning design and development services, managed help desk support and skills assessment solutions prepare your students for the jobs of tomorrow and empower your instructors to deliver an inclusive experience for their students.

Corporate Solutions


Our tech-enabled solutions identify skills gaps in your workforce. Paired with our learning design and development services we help to fill those gaps with impactful, accessible and equitable program developments, assessments and improvements.

Healthcare Solutions


It is vital to create accountability and transparency around validation of skills in onboarding and ongoing training programs. We help you authenticate skills for various healthcare job tracks while powering your ongoing training solutions.

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Learning Design

“I am so grateful for your patience with us throughout this process—we’ve been able to learn a lot with this pilot and have valued you all as thought partners in that work.”


Girlie Delacruz
Associate Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning at Northeastern University


“This work has illustrated mapping of existing nursing content to the draft AACN Essentials through the Skillways platform.  This offers us a way to move toward competency-based education by truly modularizing our content for small-bite delivery because we can measure progress toward outcomes as students proceed along individual paths.”

David Bodily
Director, ReNEW & RN-BSN Completion Programs University of Wyoming


“Thank you for all of your hard work and support! We appreciate your professionalism, knowledge, and participation in this wonderful experience to create two creative and dynamic courses.”

George Lacuesta

Help Desk

“Ease was always quick to work with us as an institution to quickly resolve issues. The follow up of agents was amazing.”

Nancy Artaz
Friends University