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Autonomy, mastery, and meaningfulness: improving employee performance

Years ago, I read Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink. When I read it again while our office was being renovated, I realized how this book continues to be relevant.

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MyDrives consultants go on virtual river cruise in Thorn

What better place to start a boat trip than in the aptly named Waterstraat (‘water street’)? Here, on Thursday 15 March, a meeting was held in Kasteelhoeve De Grote Hegge in Thorn, bringing together some thirty MyDrives consultants from all over the world.

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Don’t get bitten by the cobra effect

The ‘cobra effect’ is when a solution exacerbates the original problem. The name owes itself to the colonial British government in India who became alarmed at the number of venomous cobras in the city of Delhi.

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A mismatch harms both employee and employer

The MyMatch method clearly indicates a person's type of personality and associated drives that best match a given job. But what consequences does a mismatch have for an employee and their employer?

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Team-building session via colour analysis: 7 common mistakes

Imagine you're an HR manager or a department manager. Your supervisor asks you to organize a team meeting, so that everyone can get more insight into each other's personality, strengths, and weaknesses.

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The blockchain blog

A year ago, I read an article about Ethereum and thought to myself: that's another one on the list of Bitcoin, Dash, Monero, and so on. I hadn't taken much interest in cryptocurrencies until then.

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Relaxed MyDrives meeting about stress

Date: Thursday 16 March 2017 Location: The Hotel Management School in Maastricht This leafy, relaxed location was the venue for a MyDrives meeting with about thirty MyDrives consultants from all over the world. The meeting focused on the phenomenon of stress.

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How stress causes me to reject myself

Everyone experiences stress at times, and it's not something that has to be negative. A bit of healthy stress can even be good for you, as you need some of that pressure to get you going. This may explain why many students put off revising until the last minute.

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Just do what you want

(But first, read this article about ownership and drives). A year ago, I sent off the final version of my first management book De aard van jouw beestje (What is your nature?) to be printed. A few weeks later, I received a pile of copies.

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Case study: MyDrives breaks the ice

On the last day of August 2016, the MyDrives team was in Tilburg to put on an interactive MyDrives workshop for the Destil Trappers, an ice hockey club based in the city. However, given that the ice hockey team plays on the international stage – too good for the Dutch league – they're not that well known at home...

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What an employee wants is more important than what they can do

How can someone be a natural at their job and still be unhappy? Why is a degree from a prestigious university not necessarily a guarantor of success? How can someone with less experience perform better than someone with years of experience?

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There’s no such thing as the perfect organizational culture

‘Culture’ is a term I hear often when giving workshops about individual drives and behaviour. A culture will naturally develop in a workplace. We usually adapt to each other unconsciously and so create a fixed, recognizable pattern.

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