"Users Guide" for Human Beings
If you buy a toaster, you get a user guide. Buy a refridgerator, you get a user guide. Wouldn't it be great if human beings were born with a "user guide" as well? Then we would know the best way to lead, motivate and engage our employees.
Author, Paul Herr, has created the next best thing in his critically-acclaimed book, Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance. Herr uses logic and the latest science to deduce what the missing "user guide" for human beings might look like.
If you'd like to improve employee-engagement, attract top talent, and boost innovation and productivity, Primal Management should be on top of your reading list. Paul Herr has also turned his book into a software tool for getting the best out of people. This software is called The Horsepower SystemTM, and consists of a framwork for understanding employee motivation based on the Harvard 4-drive model, a short pulse survey to measure motivation, and onboard leadership-development resources to improve the score (see Figure 1).
FIGURE 1: HORSEPOWER SYSTEMTM HUMAN-PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY
The Primal-Management Solution
Paul Herr has studied human motivation for 35 years. He knows what the motivational engine "looks like" and how companies can tap into it. His book explains how to tune the motivational engine and supercharge innovation, productivity and profitability in the process! Herr's approach is remarkably simple: if you take care of your employees' needs, and they take care of the customer's needs, then you will make lots of money. Here is a diagram that summarizes Herr's simple, employee-first approach.
Satisfying your employee's needs is not as hard as it sounds, because there are only four of them. If we design our workplaces around these four motivational drives, our employees might come to work just for the fun of it!
The Horsepower SystemTM--A Practical Management Tool for Improving Performance
As mentioned above, the ideas expressed in Primal Management have been turned into a powerful software tool called The Horsepower SystemTM. This online, motivation-management tool is being used by major corporations worldwide to monitor and improve employee engagement. Here's a short whitepaper that describes some remarkable Horsepower System success stories from the auto industry. You can demo this powerful tool by visiting the demo website. If you are intruiged and would like to learn, in detail, what a HorsepowerTM implementation looks like, download this Horsepower Process Outline.
The Benefits of The Horsepower System in a Language You Can Relate To
Everybody on the executive team speaks a different professional language and brings their own perspective to the C-Suite. For example, the CFO speaks a different language and has different priorities compared to the COO.
Here is our attempt to explain the benefits of The Horsepower System and Primal Management, in nine professional "languages," so everybody can understand the benefits and commit to the process. Just scan this document and select the language most relevant to your position on the org chart.