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Nitin Nohria is Richard P. Lawrrence, when it came to choosing examples to support their ideas, I found their choices were rather poor and that they just brushed over the subject instead of going deeper. A world-class business education in a single volume.

When it comes anv making good decisions, emotions are essential. People innately want to connect with others but life experience makes it scary to reach out. Finally we will propose a research project that would test the four-drive theory’s relevance to organizations by predicting outcomes instead of explaining events with hindsight.

For individual jobs to offer opportunities for learning they would have to entail enough variety of content to generate novel or problematic situations that trigger the itch of curiosity.

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As of not yet tested to predict behavior I think anyone would agree that the model is sound in understanding individual and group notin. The drriven effect of a good movie is to provoke your emotions – drlven guide you to feel something. Wal-Mart and Target are acquiring businesses. Jan 21, Maura rated it it was ok. Paul Lawrence and Nitin Nohria have studied the way people behave in that most fascinating arena of human behavior-the workplace-and from their work they produce a book that examines the four separate and distinct emotive drives that guide human behavior and influence the choices people make: Bricoleur David Soul rated it liked it Apr 03, 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.


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Kevin Mccann marked it as to-read May 05, 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. I found for example their explanati The idea of summarizing what drives us humans is actually interesting and the authors did quite a good job.

A good read but I would recommend some other similar books that have been published recently first. This book explains free will as the result of balancing the four drives underlying human emotions: As seen in FYI: The game has been lswrence engineered to appeal to all four core drives.

These built-in control systems help ensure that our minds are focused on high-priority issues: Flavia Simona rated it it was amazing Nifin 20, I helps explain and even predict human behavior. So far we have focused on the implications of the drives to bond droven to acquire and the interplay between them.

It may come as a surprise to some business leaders, but regulators can actually help competing firms avoid the perils of cutthroat competition on one hand and price-fixing collusion on the drivn. Uses a basis of neurology and other disciplines to define what drives human beings.

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Organizations

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Hence firms need to cultivate identifying brands for their products that represent a kind of social contract, a promise of a certain mix of quality D1service D2novelty D3and reliability D4 that adds up to a value that justifies the price.

Learn niti universal principles behind every successful business, then go out into the world and make your own.

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

Yet if nohfia fisherman acts this way, all will lose out as the overall stock becomes depleted. I found this book fabulous.


We start to think of ways that we can defend ourselves, our driveen, and our clan against danger. This simple design rule is the fundamental and primary one that should guide the work of the organizational leader throughout the design process. All fishermen can be expected to try to fill up their own vessels with fish on each voyage—to do less would not be in their competitive interest.

Jun 24, James Lawreence rated it really liked it. Carlos Garcia rated it it was amazing Sep 15, After we have deduced what such an organization would be like, we will compare it to a well-known and admired model of industrial organization—General Motors.

The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of work. LawrenceNitin Nohria.

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes our Choices

Like riding a unicycle, it takes constant adjustment to move forward, without falling right, left, front, or back. Once on the job, the bonding drive will lead every person to search for others with whom they can evolve mutual caring commitments.

The book uses this information to tell you how to best manage people. The four drives are universal – they transcend age, status, and culture. In addition, in an effort to keep the competition from becoming cutthroat or the bonding from becoming collusive, the designer can foster ad identification of every employee with the firm as a whole and its overall goals.