Warning: this blogpost is unlike other Motius culture blogposts. Not because it’s about cake. But because it’s going to show Motius in its purest form — techies highly motivated to have an impact, turning their knowledge into action and shaping the future of this company. Another warning: don’t take this blogpost too seriously.

The setting

Another Monday at the Motius office. Just like on any other day, we’re busy developing the products of the future. In our workshop, one of our project teams is working with a fog machine. Sounds fun, right? Yeah, they think so too. …


We built an IoT device to keep our plants alive. We built an AI system that generates Schlager lyrics. We built a wearable spirometry device backed by machine learning. Why do we tell you this? Because those are internal projects we do just for fun. During Motius Discovery. Discovery is how we innovate, stay close to the newest technologies and foster self-development. But before we tell you more about it, let us tell you why we do it.

Why Motius Discovery?

At Motius, we believe in the growth mindset. We believe that the urge to explore, discover and learn is inherent in every…


It is not just in these home office times, that employees all around the world struggle to be productive. We at Motius wanted to know what Motees do about it.

In this blogpost, we will introduce you to the key aspects of the three most prevalent methods that we found. If you want to know more about them, make sure to check out their dedicated blogposts. Together, they give you a toolbox which you can use to get more productive.

Can you relate to this?

Sometimes, we imagine productivity as being busy. …


This is a list that we continuously expand. If you have any suggestions which sources we should include, just comment below. Last update: 28 April

Motius chat in office
Motius chat in office

Missing the times when you could just chat with your colleagues over a coffee to hear about the latest tech news? We definitely do. But don’t worry, here is an alternative for all of us.

In these times of #socialdistancing, whenever you need a break, check out our favourite tech blogs and newsletters. They are the ones where we get our news from — insightful, thought-provoking and always tech-related.


BMW i Interaction Ease
BMW i Interaction Ease

Imagine a car that interacts with you naturally. It reacts to your voice, your gesture, your gaze. That is the future of mobility. And the future of mobility is close — in fact, it’s already here. How do we know? We are a part of it, we’re creating it. In this blogpost, we take you on a journey behind the BMW “i Interaction Ease” — because Motius was in the middle of it all.

What the future will be like

Swipe your hand through the air to darken the side windows. Press on the surface of your seat to make a footrest come up. Gaze through…


Las Vegas sign
Las Vegas sign

If you followed the CES in Las Vegas, you probably heard all about Sony’s car and flying taxis. No need to talk more about that. Instead, we’ll have a look at products and innovations that nobody expected (and maybe nobody needs)— so that you get to know the “products of the future.”

For better sleep and better health

We all know that mosquitoes can bug the hell out of us. But we often forget that they can also be really dangerous as they can carry and pass on serious diseases. …


The mindset we adopt for ourselves affects the way we lead our lives. That is what Stanford Psychology Professor Carol Dweck has proven through research since the 1970s. What she discovered is the power of two different mindsets — she called them the growth mindset and the fixed mindset. Interestingly, they can be transferred from individuals to organizations.

In this blog post, we will show you 3 specific guidelines that we use to apply the growth mindset throughout our company. We will start with a brief explanation of the two mindsets before diving deeper into the guidelines and their implementation.

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset


Motius kitchen
Motius kitchen

In this blog post series, we give you some insights into the Motius way of being more productive. Not to write a general “How to be more productive”-guide but to find out more about our own employees and our company culture.

What happened in Part 1:

In the first article of this series, we summarized our basic understanding of productivity and talked about the productivity risk. Then, we introduced you to the first productivity approach — a smart to-do-list-system to get things done. Check it out here.

What happened in Part 2:

The next article was dedicated to all the procrastinators out there. To be honest, most of us have…


Motius office
Motius office

In this blog post series, we give you some insights into the Motius way of being more productive. Not to write a general “How to be more productive”-guide but to find out more about our own employees and our company culture.

What happened in Part 1:

In the first article of this series, we summarized our basic understanding of productivity and talked about the productivity risk. Then, we introduced you to the first productivity approach — a smart to-do-list-system to get things done. Check it out here.

Method ll: Wait for your inner Panic Monster

Probably a lot of people would say that this method is not even a real method — it…


Motius office
Motius office

In offices all around the world, productivity has been becoming a more important concern than ever. No matter if people just play buzzword bingo or actually care about productivity, they can find tips on how to be more productive everywhere.

Naturally, we read such productivity tips too at Motius. That is why we got curious and wanted to know more about the most popular productivity approaches at Motius. Not to write a general “How to be more productive”-guide but to find out more about our own employees and our company culture.

In this blog post series, we will show you…

Christopher Grobe

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