4C Models

We’ve spent the last 13 years perfecting the science of people at work

WeThrive takes a joined up approach to engagement, mental health & wellbeing and DEEI.

At work our personal experience is central to our success. But this doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Our mental health & wellbeing and our sense of belonging & inclusion are woven into our wider employee experience.

Our unique 4C workplace psychology models underpin everything we do; letting you dig deeper into the conscious and subconscious areas that impact you and your people. From the questions we ask through to goals, recommendations and learning resources, progress is framed around these models.

Employee engagement and experience

Unique to WeThrive, the 4C employee experience model makes it easy to understand the causes of poor motivation, engagement and performance.

Developed by WeThrive Founder and Business Psychologist, Piers Bishop, our employee experience model diagnoses the likely causes of upset and underperformance in the workforce. These areas make it easy to know what your teams need to be happy and work well and how to produce real improvements.

If you want to find out more, hover over the different areas of the 4C model.

Our employee experience survey questions fall into four areas of working life:

Cognitive – What the team have in their heads
Capability – Perception on support and resources
Connection – The subconscious invisible ‘human stuff’
Confidence – The conscious ‘feelings’ about work
WeThrive 4C Model

Mental health and wellbeing

The mental health and wellbeing 4C model was developed with contributions and expertise from GPs, practical psychology and psychotherapy. It quickly identifies which aspects of people’s lives are hindering their mental health and happiness.

The model focuses primarily on our psychological needs, but it also assesses physical needs like sleep and movement.This helps us burn off harmful, unused stress hormones lessening both physical and psychological symptoms of our fight or flight response and stress, which improves our mental wellbeing.

Our mental health and wellbeing survey questions fall into four areas of life:

Comfort – Our needs that enable our mind and body system to calm down, rest and heal
Connection – Our primitive need for togetherness with our fellow humans
Capability – Our emotions are the driving force and motivation behind all our behaviour
Core – Our core psychological needs for safety, control and respect

Diversity, Equality, Equity & Inclusion

The DEEI survey was developed with over 70 years of combined business experience. The contributors own employee experiences and their expertise in DEEI, people management and practical psychology enabled us to create a survey that focuses on what really matters to people.

When we have well-functioning, meaningful and purposeful diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion in place, they enable us to create workplace conditions where everyone gets their needs met, regardless of their background, identity, abilities, or circumstances.

Our DEEI survey questions fall into four areas of life:

Comfort – How equal and comfortable people feel
Capability – The level of equity in the workplace
Connection – How inclusive the workplace is
Collective – How diversity is working

Frequently asked questions

Is there a minimum subscription price?

You can get started with your first 10 people completely free. This includes 9 Employee Bubbles and 1 Manager Bubble.

The pricing is completely customisable to your needs, and our lowest subscription cost is £12 per person annually.

We are a charity, do you offer any additional discounts?

Yes, we are very happy to support charities and can offer up to a 30% discount, as long as you have a UK registered charity number. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. The final discount applied will be the largest reduction.

Is there a limit on how many surveys we can send?

No, surveys are unlimited for Bubbles and company- and team-wide surveys.

What is the contract term, do I have to commit to a minimum number of years?

Our standard subscriptions are either monthly pay as you go or a discounted annual licence paid up front.

How quickly can we send our first survey?

The same day that you sign up – although we always recommend allowing sufficient time for pre-survey communication so that you maximise your participation rates.

Who can have access to the survey reports and outputs, do we have to pay for additional users?

Manager Bubbles can be set up with full access to all features and settings; account users for managing people data and sending surveys; and access to survey outputs, learning content and action planning. Reporting access can be restricted if needed to specific data segments.

Alternatively, Manager Bubbles can be limited to give specific managers access to view and manage their own team reports, recommendations and goals.


Do our employees need a login to complete the survey?

For company-wide surveys employees do not require a login. However, employees will require a login to use their Employee Bubble.

What sort of support do you provide?

Our UK based team provide phone, email and in-app support as standard to all customers. We also have a full online knowledge base, produce regular employee engagement related content and run free industry related and product based webinars.