Moe talks with Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi about how to build the highest performing cultures through the science of total motivation.
Unlocking Human Potential
Everyone has an opinion these days about what constitutes a winning workplace culture. Whether it’s the playful atmosphere of an early-stage startup or the customer-centric approach of a well-established organization, designing and sustaining a winning environment is a most crucial lever in elevating organizational growth.
More so than ever, organizations today are making it their highest priority to showcase their cultural uniqueness; still, if you peel back the onion just a bit, you’ll notice a few predictable patterns that are ubiquitous amongst the companies that seem to always frequent the ‘best companies to work for’ lists. At the heart of the mighty ones like Google, The Boston Consulting Group and Salesforce, you’ll notice an unwavering commitment to people power. From the random collisions that take place in their atriums, to their ‘moonshot’ philosophy that will forever change the way we live; each of these titans has learned to unlock the potential of their people by balancing the two opposing forces that Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi describe as tactical and adaptive performance.
In their book, Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation, Lindsay and Neel introduce us to the concept of Total Motivation as a framework to understand the connection between work, motivation, and performance. As you’ve heard before, it starts with with “why.”
Here’s what we discuss:
How do you measure culture?
The direct and indirect motives of a high-performing culture.
The balance of tactical and adaptive performance.
The leader’s role in designing cultures of performance.
Adaptive performance – where the best companies emerge.
The right approach to compensation.
What progressive founders are doing to imbed the right motives early on.