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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Is it any wonder World of Warcraft is such an addicting game? Jan 21, Maura rated it it was ok. Clearly, every job must provide an opportunity to fulfill, to some reasonable degree, all four drives.

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes our Choices

These swings can occur because each of the four drives was created by evolution to improve the odds drkven gene survival. They must be able to defend their identity and reputation from unjust attacks. In particular it shows the deeper forces that act in the way of needs and which are derived from an evolutionary perspective on how people in organizations behave.

They will bond, if such opportunities have been wisely provided by the leaders, with their department, their plant, their division, and even with the entire firm. Refresh and try again. Lawrejce Kaufmanbestselling author. Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Of course, shareholders have always been seen as caring only about the acquiring opportunities provided by share ownership.

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes our Choices [Book]

Believe it or not, you can download my bestselling books — completely free. Amy 2 marked it as to-read Aug 21, To do this the leader would need, on an ongoing basis, to moderate the competitive energies of D1 with the mutual caring generated by D2. Kevin Mccann marked it as to-read May 05, A great deal of frantic effort would be expended—but little of it would be the kind of coordinated effort that would result in completed tasks for the overall firm.


This design rule is easy to state, but it is difficult to follow for two basic reasons. Origins of the Social Contract. Description A touchstone for understanding how we behave on the job “This is a stimulating and provocative book in bringing together important ideas from different fields, and, thereby, giving us a whole new slant on ‘human nature.

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. The breakdown of human nature into 4 drives to acquire, to bond, to learn, to defend is interesting, but the evolutionary biology analysis seems a little simplistic. Home Top Quick Links Settings. Comprehending Success in evolution requires that we understand the world around us so we can consequently predict what will happen and consequently plan to avoid threats and take advantage of opportunities.

Judge the success of your efforts by whether or not they help you achieve the desired objective….

However, it turns out to be a difficult target to hit. The more drives your offer appeals to, the more appealing it will be to your potential customers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Think of the problem of pollution control, of lumbering, of soil conservation—the list goes dricen and on.

This book was included in my book: Watch headings for an “edit” link when available. Return to Book Page. He is the author of more than seventy-five professional articles and the coauthor or editor of seven books, including the award-winning The Differentiated Network.


I found for example their explanati The idea larence summarizing what drives us humans is actually interesting and the authors did quite a good job. Derek Neighbors added it Nov 27, Mike Long rated it really liked it Aug 25, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Diven, while it might be more difficult to achieve, a very similar relationship can evolve between direct competitors and between firms and their government regulators.

Lawrence & Nohria – Four Drive Theory of Human Nature – PAEI – Structures of Concern

Preview — Driven drivwn Paul R. You very rarely learn something new. If you want to discuss contents of this page – this is the easiest way to do it. Creating a forced element removes requiring people to put themselves out there and forces people to focus on similarities to get through the time period.

Driveh to Read saving…. People pervert the desire to learn by falling for extreme ideologies, and pervert the desire to bond by uniting against common enemies.

Lawrence and Nohria’s Employee Motivation

Hardcoverpages. The major effect of a good movie is to provoke your emotions – to guide you to feel something. In other words, every job needs to provide an opportunity for the incumbent to acquire, to learn, to bond, and to defend.