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Topic: Appreciation

Autonomy, Mastery and Connection: How Fulfilling Psychological Needs Creates Peak Experiences

Dr. Alexander Lovell and Daniel Patterson of O.C. Tanner

What a multi-generational workforce really wants
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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
11:00AM PST/2:00PM EST/7:00PM GMT

Peak experiences are those rare but powerful moments that profoundly impact how employees perceive their workplace culture. More than just everyday interactions, they tap into deep, affirmative emotions that help employees forge lasting connections to purpose, accomplishment, and one another. What can leaders do to create these transformative experiences that attract, engage, and retain talent in an era of mass exodus?

Join Dr. Alexander Lovell, Daniel Patterson, and moderator Meghan Stettler of the O.C. Tanner Institute, as they reveal new insights on creating peak experiences by fulfilling the basic psychological needs of employees.


• Why fulfilling employees’ needs for autonomy, connection, and mastery transforms experiences
• How leveraging integrated recognition satisfies needs and elevates great work
• What top leaders can do to turn everyday moments into memorable experiences that help people thrive

About the speakers:

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Dr. Alexander Lovell Director, Research and Assessment, O.C. Tanner Institute

A political sociologist with more than a decade’s worth of deep methodological, research, and practitioner experience, Dr. Alexander Lovell conducts extensive research on workplace culture, employee experience, and assessment methodologies for the O.C. Tanner Institute. He also curates the perspectives of more than 40,000 leaders and employees, revealing relevant workplace trends for the Institute’s annual Global Culture Report, which is informed by his research in field theory, inter-generational dynamics, and culture change.  

His dynamic insights transform the cultures of numerous Fortune 100 and Global 2000 companies as he works to develop targeted culture assessment programs, predictive models, evaluation plans, and listening strategies that help people thrive at work. He finished his doctoral training at the University of Utah and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from American Military University.

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Daniel Patterson Senior Researcher, O.C. Tanner Institute

As the senior researcher for the O.C. Tanner Institute, Daniel excels in generating actionable insights that shape workplace culture outcomes for organisations worldwide. Specialising in mixed-method research, he develops tailored initiatives to improve communication and engagement for clients across a variety of industries where his depth of experience in cultural and narrative analysis enables him to consult with organisations in ways that improve the overall employee experience.

Daniel holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Utah, with advanced studies in research and theory.

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Meghan Stettler Director, O.C. Tanner Institute

As a trusted voice for the O.C. Tanner Institute, most recently via its groundbreaking COVID-19 weekly webinars, Meghan specialises in knitting together key sentiments and perspectives across the table to identify win-win strategies for workplace culture success. Throughout her career, she has forged diplomatic partnerships with countries and companies in the Middle East, the Americas, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific regions, interfacing with CEOs, energy secretaries, ambassadors, and governors.

She has also addressed over a million viewers as an award-winning journalist and producer with Al Jazeera, News 12 New York, and Network News Service, a pioneering organisation serving ABC, CBS, and FOX. Meghan was recently named to the HRD Global 100, a list of the best and brightest industry leaders in HR.

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