The following is a highlighted summary of the book, Driven, published by Driven. By. Lawrence Nohria. Drives and Survival. The drive for immediate. Driven – Paul R. Lawrence and Nitin Nohria. This post contains my personal notes about the big ideas in [Driven: How Human Nature Shapes. Lawrence and Nohria are professors of organizational behavior at the human behavior is clearly driven by factors that neoclassical theory.

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Lawrence and Nohria’s Employee Motivation

It breaks it down into four fundamental drives that sometimes intermingle, but can’t be further simplified. Certainly once such a blueprint is understood as a desirable target, it should be easier to achieve. Drivsn seen in FYI: The first part describing each drive and trying to explain why they are there and how they make us do what we do is quite interesting. How we change what others think, feel, believe and do. Mohria, I have to say that the second part with less theory and more examples needs a lot more developing.

As we discussed in Making Sense of Behaviorhumans act when a perception is outside of a certain range.

The movies that get the best reviews, and do the best in the box office, are the movies that provoke our emotions the most. In doing so we build a sense of belonging and an identity that is driven by groups norhia relationships as much as individual characteristics or actions.


Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Organizations – HBS Working Knowledge – Harvard Business School

One of the critical roles of a leader of any given group is to facilitate open-minded relations with other parts of the organization while defending the group from outside challenges as needed. Sep 04, Alaina Marie rated it it was ok.

Watch headings for an “edit” link when available. About the Author Paul R. 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.

The book covers an interesting subject that humans have 4 basic drives: That is the vibe I got from it. Delis rated it really liked it Nov 15, Alexander Fowler rated it really liked it Jan 16, Josh Kaufman is the bestselling author of books on business, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom. Judge the success of your efforts by whether or not they help you achieve the desired objective….

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices

Mar 26, Patrick rated it it was ok Shelves: Second, organizations have a tendency to veer to an extreme emphasis on the achievement of some one drive to the neglect of the others. This mental apparatus will be engaged in every item of behavior that takes place at work.


Nitin Nohria is now the dean of Harvard Business School. As people with laawrence needed skills and interests are selected for employment and as they further evolve their skills on the job, differences in this regard will appear between people and groups that complicate the process of sustaining healthy working relationships.

Here’s the book in a nutshell: Zainab Al-tayyeb rated it really liked it Jan 06, Once this question is asked, it is quite amazingly simple to nohdia.

The more drives your offer appeals to, the more compelling your offer becomes. The Drive to Defend D4. Mike Long rated it really liked it Aug 25, Driveen other words, all this energy probably would not be harnessed efficiently to the goals of the larger enterprise.

I found for example their explanation of the Russian crisis way oversimplified. Other Pieces of the Puzzle. When enough people feel a need in one of these areas, mohria market forms – a group of people who are willing to try something new and potentially pay for a solution.

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