: 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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Individuals can become nobria to the point of paranoia, and so can organizations—building fortresses so strong they have trouble learning about and relating to customers and investors.

Emotions are an important part of rationality.

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

Part of the challenge of organization design is to lay out the architecture of the organization so that barriers between groups—physical distance, organizational lines, and skill differences—do not pile up at any single interface to handicap the needed relationship. A world-class business education in a single volume. Economists call this dynamic dilemma the “Tragedy of the Commons. Once this question is asked, it is quite amazingly simple to answer.

I was looking for something that I could apply to my own life, but instead I got something a bit too academic and repetitive to sink my teeth into. They must be able to defend their identity and reputation from unjust attacks.

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

The movies that get the best reviews, and do the best in the nad office, are the movies that provoke our emotions the most. Now people are chosen to step into these roles and the organization is set in motion. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. The idea of summarizing what drives us humans is actually interesting and the authors did quite a good job.


The government can thus help them achieve the balance of healthy competition that is vital to sustained prosperity. You very rarely learn something new.

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. David Hoos marked it as to-read Jul 14, The organizational leader needs to balance D3 and Lawrehce. Some of these items are more directly tied to social status – things that influence how other people perceive us, like luxury items, large homes, and expensive cars.

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Want to Read saving…. Why So Much Diversity? 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. Is it any wonder World of Mohria is such an addicting game? Linda rated it it was amazing Jan 15, If the individuals in this primary group have interlocking tasks, their bonds of trust will facilitate their joint task performance and they can be officially recognized as a work group or team.

Beyond the question of drives, every job in our theoretical four-drive organization would offer an opportunity for the incumbent to employ some personal skills, skills for which they not only have an innate head start but also a personal history of further developing and refining.


Creating a forced element removes requiring people to bitin themselves out there and forces people to focus on similarities to get through the time period. Human beings have the need to be emotionally engaged on a daily basis – too little sensory stimulation beyond that of curiosity or bonding creates a drive to seek it. 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 other.

Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then go out into the world and make your own. These swings can occur because each of the four drives was created by evolution to improve the odds of gene survival.

Oct 13, Adam Archer rated it liked it Shelves: The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of work. Of all lawgence the qualities people can develop, wisdom is potentially the most beneficial…. Understanding these drives helps you understand human behavior.

The Drive to Learn D3. Humans have the need to defend themselves and their domains. Some of these items are necessary for survival, like food and shelter.