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How would individual jobs be designed to best engage the four-drive person? With it, life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get.
There seems to never be enough of the good thing—until a crisis breaks up the cycle. What will happen in real time?
However, without other counterbalancing drives at work, this would in time lead to a tension-free, collusive set of relationships with everyone attending to everyone else’s comfort instead of attending to their acquiring drive by focusing on job performance. To drivdn this the leader would need, on an ongoing basis, to moderate the competitive energies of D1 with the mutual caring generated by D2.
April 12, Last updated: Further we will assume that the interconnections between roles are also planned so as to achieve the overall objectives of the firm in relation to customers, investors, and regulators.
Angel rated it liked it Jul 29, The Drive to Defend D4. It is quite scholarly and explains the main thesis really well. drivn
Driven – How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices by Paul R. Lawrence & Nitin Nohria
Their research examples are rich in I found this book fabulous. Once on the job, the bonding drive will lead every person to search for others with whom they can evolve mutual caring commitments.
It grew on me toward the end, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. The Drive laawrence Bond D2. All of them meet a need related to one or more of these four drives. Wal-Mart and Target are acquiring businesses.
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There are four innate drives: Nohia it comes to making good decisions, emotions are essential. May 17, Bart-Jan rated it it was ok Shelves: The book devotes three chapters to telling us about how the brain evolved, four chapters to telling us about t Uses lawernce basis of neurology and other disciplines to define what drives human beings.
Jan 22, Jill rated it did not like it. Yet they have no place in a world in which human being are purely motivated by self-interest How do we explain these behaviours that violate the single-minded pursuit of self-interest?
A spiraling arms race can be created with everyone seeking more and more of a good thing. Drucker, Jim Collins, Phillip Kotler.
The acquiring drive will lead to ongoing competition as everyone in the organization seeks to boost their relative share of the scarce resources. Eric marked it as to-read Dec 04, Is it any wonder World of Warcraft is such an addicting game? Humans have the need to acquire things.
Driven: How Human Nature Shapes our Choices by Paul R. Lawrence
Return to Book Page. It may come as a surprise to some business leaders, but regulators norhia actually help competing firms avoid the perils of cutthroat competition on one hand and price-fixing collusion on the other. My only complaint is that the book was published in and is it deals with several emerging fields evolutionary psychology, neurobiology, etc. LawrenceNitin Nohria. You very rarely learn something new.
This book explains free will as the result of balancing the four drives underlying human emotions: Nov 21, Elizabeth marked it as to-read Shelves: The drives to learn and to defend must receive equivalent consideration.
Jun 24, James Solano rated it really liked it.
Osize ddiven it Mar 03, Recommend to leaders, managers, social scientists, psychologists. Learning of this same kind also moves along well in a group or intergroup context when the participants are diverse enough to trigger the curiosity lawrenxe, but not so different as to be threatening.
The relation between firms and their suppliers, to be sound over the long haul, needs to allow both buyers and sellers a chance to fulfill all four drives.
Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Organizations
Interested in improving your business? From their uncritical embrace of the Computational Theory of Mind and specifically Pinker’s version to faulty reasoning like: But if the variety is in a zone of moderate stimulation, creative new solutions to problems will be fostered that can be gratifying to the individual as well as useful for the organization.
However, I wish the authors had explained one puzzling event of recent decades: For leaders, managers, and political scientists the theory is just as useful in determining how to shape behavior.
Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus and Senior Lecturer, MIT In this astonishing, provocative, and solidly researched book, two Harvard Business School professors synthesize years of thought along with the latest research drawn from the biological and social sciences to propose a lawrenfe theory, a unified synthesis of human nature.