2020–A Year to Forget
The Holiday season is a time for reflection and thinking about what went well, and maybe what didn’t go so well over the past year. For most people, 2020 has been one of the craziest years of their lives. While there are many things that have gone incredibly wrong, there are many things to be grateful for as well—even in the midst of a global pandemic. As we turn our attention to 2021 and what we want for the New Year, it’s important to think about our motivations, our values, what drives us, and also, what drains us. To that end, I want to introduce you to the DRiV.
OKA Welcomes the DRiV
With the start of 2021, we will be taking on a new tool here at OKA that we are incredibly excited about called the DRiV. The DRiV helps people understand what drives and drains them. Behavior is what we do—the behavioral choices we make, but the DRiV gives us an understanding of why we choose the behavior we do–the why behind the what. Here at OKA, we have a plethora of tools related—directly or in part—to behavior, including Personality Type, Emotional Intelligence, Influence Style, Change Style, and we really like how the DRiV compliments these other models and tools. Having an understanding of who we are and the behaviors we show in the world can be dramatically deepened by discovering what motivates or drives us.
DRiV Report Samples
Here are a few pieces from a sample DRiV Report.
Having a good understanding of what drives and drains us can provide us with better self-awareness so that we can better self-manage.
I wanted to share five questions below that the DRiV helped me answer–that pushed me to better understand myself and sharpened–directly–my communication, deepened my collaboration, and boosted my sense of well-being:
- What motivates me every day?
- How much of my time is spent on things that drain me?
- How am I planning my day around doing things that both drive and drain me? There are certain things that drain me that I have to do, but how can I be strategic about when and how I do them?
- Are my colleagues motivated by the same things I am, or am I off-putting by showing up assuming that we are driven by the same things in the same ways?
- How can I use my drivers as a unique advantage?