The Management Drives software measures and provides insight into what motivates a team or person. The Management Drives software thus offers a communal language to enable behavior to be discussed and to use the strength of the team and each individual. Management Drives uses a language with six colors, uniquely presented in a matrix. Each color stands for a style of leadership or organizational culture.
Drives are motivators that predict how a team or person uses their knowledge, skills and competences. The theory of Management Drives is based on the studies of Clare W. Graves (1914 – 1986) and is already automated at an early stage. Graves based his theory on Jung and Maslow. Our six colors each have their own meaning at organization and team level and for someone’s personal leadership.
Management Drives is unique because it makes a connection between:
Management Drives is unique in the use of the Matrix. With the six drives, the Matrix is a unique reflection that may only be used by Management Drives. The Matrix makes it very easy to reflect and connect drives, behavior, cultures and developments. The colors and the applications are easy to remember for the users of Management Drives. This makes the use of Management Drives effective and efficient.
Taking a wide view
Wants freedom in thinking and doing
Content has to be correct
+ Giving space
- Doesn’t provide clarity
- Not engaged in practice
People are equal
Sensitive to feelings
Looks for cooperation
+ Creates bonds
+ Eye for the weaker
- Follows the slowest
- Chats with the group
- Doesn’t make decisions
Aimed at goals and success
‘Wanting is being able to’
Wants to be taken seriously
+Always sees new opportunities
-Issues of the day
-Difficulty taking criticism
-Ignores the weaker
Attached to rules and discipline
Really finishes the work
Attached to fairness
Wants appreciation for work
+ Detailed dossier knowledge
- Too focused on details
- Can come across as inflexible
- Can act formally
Effective and impatient
Here and now, decides immediately
Respect for strength
Trusts real mates
+ Communicates directly
- Alienates people
Eye for traditions and rituals
Prepared to sacrifice him/herself
+ Creates great commitment
+ Sense of pride
- Not very self-critical
- Closed for outside world
- Group think
Management Drives distinguishes itself by its applications at organizational level. Drives determine how people act. Drives show which parts of the organizational development naturally receive more or less attention. Each color stands for a step in the development of your organization. All the steps in the organizational development are important. The phase in which an organization finds itself and the context determine where more or less attention should be given.
However, the individual and team profiles determine where the natural attention is focused. This insight means that conscious attention can be devoted to each step in the organizational development, based on the interests of the organization.
Important elements in step 3 are also embedding the direction, strategy and agreements. This is about creating bonds between the individual, team and the organization.
Organizations exist because people work together. The question is just how people work together optimally. How do you ensure that people are optimally motivated, enhance each other and speak each other’s language? Insight into each other’s individual profile is a first step. A team profile gives insight into the drives of a team.
A team profile is a sum of several individual profiles. This identifies the strengths and pitfalls of this team, what motivates and demotivates this team. With this insight it is possible to improve the team’s performance and boost the energy in a team.
The team profile reflects what drives a team and how this team uses its knowledge and competences.
As soon as a team realises that each team member thinks and acts differently, the team can utilise each other strengths.
An individual profile is the result of the survey software, presented in four recognizable graphics: Logics, Rejection, Energy Balance and Mindset.
The MD Profile indicates what drives you and how you use your knowledge and competences. Illustrated in 4 recognisable graphics and distinguishing positive and negative aspects.
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