What Drives Your Employees?

Bridge is the only integrated, personalized employee development platform that helps employees discover, plan, and track career development. Find out what drives your people—starting with the Bridge career driver cards.

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Why Career Driver Cards?

These cards kick off crucial conversations with employees by helping them articulate what drives them in their careers. Together, you can continue that conversation with the Bridge Employee Development Platform, where employees can identify roles they want to pursue and skills they might need. Bridge enables managers and employees to create career development plans and connect them to relevant learning and performance tools they can use every day.

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How to Use the Cards

The career driver card sort usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. Make sure to set aside enough time so you're not rushed. 


Separate your deck of cards into the six color categories and spread them out in front of your employee.

Have your employee choose up to three drivers from each category, based on the words they feel are the strongest drivers of their career. Place the cards they select into a "driver pile" and discard the rest.

Repeat this process for all six categories, gathering all the selected drivers into a single pile.

Step 1 - Select drivers


Now that your employee knows what drives them, you'll want to focus in on their top drivers.

Shuffle their selected cards and lay out five of them. This represents the employee's "Top 5." Now place one of the cards from the remaining deck of their selected drivers on the table and let the employee decide whether to keep it (i.e. swap it with one of the Top 5) or discard it.

Repeat for the rest of their selected drivers.

Note: If two or more drivers mean more or less the same thing to an employee, they can merge the two drivers together, placing the most accurate word on top.


Place two pens on the table, above and below the focused drivers. The top pen will indicate “my needs are met,” and the bottom one will indicate “my needs are not met.”

Ask your employee to move the cards up and down the virtual sliders to show how well met each driver is in the context of their current job circumstances.

You now have the foundation for building a better employee experience, including a personalized career plan.

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