Review of Drive Workshop
The Drive Workshop is a workshop that is based on and developed in cooperation with Daniel Pink, the author of the book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. The tagline of the workshop is “Using autonomy, mastery and purpose to transform your organization and yourself” and that is exactly what I love about the workshop. Instead of rehashing the concepts of the book, the purpose of the workshop is to create an action plan on how to use the concepts in the book to, surprise surprise, transform your organization and yourself.
In the interest of full disclosure, I have since done the Train the Trainer program and I am now a licensed ‘Drive Workshop Facilitator’. Now I did the Train the Trainer program because I like the workshop format. I do not like the workshop format because I am a facilitator. Either way you have been warned
As I mentioned before, this is not really a training. It does not just go over the material in a slightly different way than the book. It is about becoming aware on what to change, how to change and creating a plan to (collectively) get there.
The result of the workshop is an action plan for both the individuals and the organization.
Appropriate for all levels
The focus of the workshop is on what the people in the room can achieve towards Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. So you do not need to have the entire executive team in the room to get anything done. Some professionals and maybe a line manager or two and you are set to go.
Works best with multiple people from an organization
The workshop we did was an example for the training for facilitators that followed. That meant that we had a bunch of individuals from almost as many organizations as participants. While we had some absolutely brilliant discussions on the concepts it was harder to take the results beyond an individual level.
We need better organizations. Better for the people in them and better for the organizations themselves. I strongly believe the Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose model described in Drive by Daniel Pink is a great model to kickstart that journey of continuous improvement. And the Drive Workshop does a great job of figuring out actionable results, especially with a group from the same organization.
PS. As I am now a licensed Drive Workshop Facilitator I am currently looking for a pilot group to have a trial run with. Contact me if you are interested in a full day workshop at cost price.