: Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices ( ): Paul R. Lawrence, Nitin Nohria: Books. Driven – Paul R. Lawrence and Nitin Nohria. This post contains my personal notes about the big ideas in [Driven: How Human Nature Shapes. My Notes on “Driven – How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices” by Paul R. Lawrence & Nitin Nohria:

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Not a lot of practical information. No trivia or quizzes yet. Consider websites like Twitter and Facebook: Once on the job, the bonding drive will lead every person to search for others with whom they can evolve mutual caring commitments. It breaks it down into four fundamental drives that sometimes intermingle, but can’t be further simplified. Nitin Nohria is Richard P.

These actions can be seen as investments in reputation that have benefits in the long run, that they are undertaken with the expectation of reciprocity in the lawrenc, that the utility function can also include the utilities of others we care aboutand so on.

An Organization Designed For Four-drive People What is the most basic thing employees at all levels must come to terms with at work? Want to Read Nohrix Reading Read.

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With the drive to defend in place they could create weapons and other defensive artefacts. Part of the challenge of organization design is to lay out the architecture of the organization so laqrence barriers between groups—physical distance, organizational lines, and skill differences—do not pile up at any single interface to handicap the needed relationship.


Ben Casnocha added it Nov 08, Consequently, some of the information might alread be a bit outdated. It is clearly in the interest of the organizational leader to align the competitive energies of individuals with the integrated goals of the organization.

I would never have extrapolated that HP strove to include all 4 drives in new openings, or that GM lacked some of these drives in reducing its operators to mindless work no learning, little bonding between managers and reports and forcing suppliers into painful price reductions no bonding.

Relations of this rich four-drive type can be planned for and evolved between firms in the supply chain to their mutual advantage. Amy 2 marked it as to-read Aug 21, What will happen in real time?

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes our Choices by Paul R. Lawrence

If this were the only drive in play, it would lead inevitably to an all-out struggle of each against all. David Hoos marked it as to-read Jul 14, Innate Drives and Skills.

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. Want to Read saving…. Malik rated it really liked it Aug 29, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The universal drives are felt at an emotional level, and help us use our minds to get what we want. The game has been specifically engineered to appeal to all four core drives. The movies that get the best reviews, and do the best in the box office, are the movies that provoke our emotions the most. I’m glad I don’t live in a world where most people’s selections of mates has ever seemed as sexist and reductionist as the authors suggest.


Lavan SA rated it really liked it Oct 29, Either extreme will harm the firm’s performance. And the firm as a whole needs a similar defensive capacity for its dealings with hostile competitive firms, community groups, or governmental agencies. A job that fulfills only one or two drives, no matter how lavishly, would not be a substitute for a job that provides a balanced opportunity to fulfill all four drives.

One problematic form this excessive bonding can take is the “group think” process described by Irving Janis Janis, Individuals can be assigned the full-time job of maintaining balanced relationships within and between groups. Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus nohia Senior Lecturer, MIT In this astonishing, provocative, and solidly researched book, two Harvard Business School professors synthesize years of thought along with lawrnce latest research drawn from the biological and social sciences to propose a new theory, a unified synthesis of human nature.

Driven – How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices by Paul R. Lawrence & Nitin Nohria

Beansfe marked it as to-read Oct 01, Nitih simple design rule is the fundamental and primary one that should guide the work of the organizational leader throughout the design process. Consider social games like World of Warcraft. Addressing their acquiring drives is necessary but not sufficient to create an ongoing healthy relationship. Wal-Mart and Target are acquiring businesses. Chris Larson added it Jul 29,