Motivation Questionnaire

A comprehensive insight into what motivates people to exert more energy in the workplace.


The Motivational Questionnaire (MQ) measures the extent to which an individual is motivated by aspects such as achievement and competition, recognition and personal growth, interest and flexibility and progression and status.

By understanding what motivates their staff, managers can unlock each individual’s full potential and direct their energies more constructively. This questionnaire measures 18 dimensions of an individual’s motivation, and provides a comprehensive understanding of those situations which increase and reduce their motivation. Note: MQ in Indonesian and Hungarian released as beta release Dec 2013.

Job Family/Title: All
Average Testing Time (minutes): 25 minutes
Allowed Time (minutes): Untimed
Maximum Number of Questions: 144 questions
Number of Sittings: One
Designed for Unproctored Environment: Yes
Question Format: Rating scale
Product Category: Personality

Job Levels: Director, Entry-Level, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate

Available Languages: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (Canada), English (South Africa), English (USA), English International, Finnish, Flemish, French, French (Belgium), French (Canada), German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

The Motivation Questionnaire helps you:

• Understand the link between individual motivation and employee engagement
• Identify and manage an individual’s strongest motivators and demotivators
• Improve employee motivation and engagement

When to use the Motivation Questionnaire

The Motivation Questionnaire has wide ranging applications in:

• Career Counselling
• Performance Management
• Selection
• Team Audit
• Pay and Reward Schemes
• Staff Induction
• Staff Retention.

A number of reports are available for trained and untrained users:

• The Profile Chart: Maps the individual’s motivational drivers against a selected benchmark, and provides an indication of key motivators and demotivators. Designed for use by trained users.

• The Employee Motivation Report: Ideal for use by line managers and those concerned with employees’ performance and well-being, this report provides an in-depth and easy-to-understand evaluation of what motivates and demotivates an individual. It also offers a comprehensive list of tips and suggestions for managing the employee’s strongest motivators and demotivators.

• The Candidate Motivation Report: This report allows individuals completing the questionnaire to understand what drives their own motivation and can encourage them to take greater ownership of their development plans.

• The Motivation Pack: The MQ Report pack consists of the Profile Chart, Employee Motivation Report and the Candidate Report and is a cost effective way of ensuring that your organization takes a comprehensive approach to understanding what motivates its employees.


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