Primed to Perform

Primed to Perform

How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation

Book - 2015
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Why do some workplace cultures inspire energy and innovation, while others fuel anxiety, boredom, or cynicism? Until now, such legendary cultures have seemed like magic beyond our control. However, behind every culture is a surprisingly elegant science. Primed to Perform argues that the highest-performing cultures are built on a simple truth: why people work affects how well they work. Great organizations inspire the three most powerful motives for work--play, purpose, and potential--and eliminate the three most destructive--emotional pressure, economic pressure, and inertia. They create total motivation (or ToMo, for short). Total motivation cultures create the highest-performing employees and the most adaptive organizations. Authors Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor show that extraordinary performance at companies like Southwest Airlines, Starbucks, Apple, and Whole Foods comes from cultures that inspire total motivation. They describe how investment professionals, salespeople, teachers, and CEOs perform better when driven by total motivation. And, most importantly, they share how you can build a culture that inspires total motivation in every moment of every day. 'Primed to Perform' builds on over a century of academic thinking as well as the authors' original research into how ToMo drives performance at iconic companies. It introduces the authors' predictive new measurement tool, the total motivation factor, which allows leaders to measure the strength of their culture and understand how it changes over time. It gives leaders the tools to transform their own workplaces. High-performing cultures can't be left to chance; organizations must create systems that shape and maintain them. Whether you're a five-person team or a start-up, an elementary school or a university, a nonprofit or a mega-institution, 'Primed to Perform' shows you how.
Publisher: New York : Harper Business/HarperCollins Publishers, c2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062373984
0062373986
Call Number: 658.314 DOSHI
Characteristics: xxiii, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Corporate culture -- United States -- Case studies.
Employee motivation.
Additional Contributors: McGregor, Lindsay (Businesswoman).

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