Author: Bob Chapman, Rajendra Sisodia
|Everybody Matters (2015) presents a fresh perspective on leadership and management. It emphasizes teaching your employees like your family. This will be a win-win situation as the employees will feel seen and heard and it will increase their work potential too.|
Everybody Matters Book invites its readers to pay attention to the leadership style, work environment, and company’s purpose. In this book, the authors discuss what you need to change in your company so that you can transform it into something that has an impact on people and in return is respected and cared for by its employees. Employee satisfaction has been found to be a key accelerator in a company’s growth in many types of research. Remember, If you care for someone they care for you as well.
Sometimes you do not need to sell more products, open more branches across the state, advertise or hire more successful people. Sometimes what a company needs is a change in the way you are leading managing and taking care of the workplace environment and the people.
By focusing on such details, that we usually deem less important we can create a work culture that makes our employees happier while making the figures go up simultaneously. So now what are the steps you can take in order to become the best leader and the best businessman at the same time? Let us dive in to find out.
Everybody Matters Book Key Points
Be Genuinely Considerate Towards Your Employees
Businesses go both ways. Give and take. You cannot expect that you will not invest your time, hard work, and money but will be able to harness profit and witness growth. In the same way, if you do not genuinely care for your employees how can you expect them to care for you or your company. Get to know the people who work for you. No, you do not need to become best buddies with them to do that. You just need to take a different approach and discover the friendlier aspect of your role as their manager.
Do they feel people at their workplace care for them? Do you give importance to what they have to say about important projects or do you discard their suggestions just because you think you are at a higher rank? Are their needs being met or is your company only making them work day and night to get the numbers going up even when they are burnt out? If you allow your employees to have a say in what they find effective and what is unnecessary or unimportant according to them; they will feel that they have control which will make to care about the projects and eventually the company.
Remember you are trying to create a home where people work together for a mutual aim and care for each other. You cannot achieve the mutual aim if any of the family members feel ignored and less important
Be the Right Kind of Boss and Manager
The first step toward creating a hospitable and friendly environment is to learn how to be a good leader. Leadership is not about orders, force, and pushing people over the edge. It is about encouraging, motivating, and influencing.
As a leader, you need to stop micromanaging everything. Your employees do not require you to be watching over their shoulders. Have faith in your team. If you bound them to update you on a project ten times a day, you will limit their originality and increase their frustration. Remind yourself that you recruited them because they are talented and capable of executing the job. Employees are less likely to become frustrated when you are not constantly nagging. Encourage your staff to communicate their thoughts as soon as they have them.
As in the words of Ed Catmull, the author of the bestseller book ‘Creativity Inc.: “Managers must loosen the controls, not tighten them. They must accept risk; they must trust the people they work with and strive to clear the path for them; and always, they must pay attention to and engage with anything that creates fear.”
Identify a Proper Purpose for Your Company
So what is that you admire? Something that you want to strive for while building your company? How do you want people to know your company? Identifying and knowing a purpose is crucially important in determining your company’s success. When you have a proper agenda you can bring people to a single point.
So when you identify your company’s purpose your employees will be working towards a mutual goal. Not a personal, selfish, and inner motivated agenda they have formed for themselves separate from each other. So have one clear purpose that your company respects and wants to be known for. A strong cultural and business vision will motivate your employees.
Everybody Matters Book Quotes
“Key pillars are establishing a shared long-term vision, fostering a people-centric culture, developing leaders from within, and sending people home fulfilled.” –Bob Chapman
“Everyone wants to contribute. Trust them. Leaders are everywhere. Find them. Some people are on a mission. Celebrate them. Others wish things were different. Listen to them.” –Bob Chapman
Everybody Matters Book Review
Everybody Matters book offers a refreshing perspective on leadership and management. It influences the readers to create a healthy work environment where every voice matters and everyone feels at ease; maximizing the company’s success and growth comes as a bonus as a result of this changed perspective. The advice offered by Bob Chapman and Rajendra Sisodia is genuine, warm, and practical offering long-term benefits for companies and firms.
To Whom I Would Recommend Everybody Matters Book
- To the thirty-two-year-old manager who wants to make everyone under his supervision feel heard and seen.
- To anyone who is thinking about starting a new company and wants to learn how to become a good CEO and leader.
- To the thirty-eight-year marketing manager who needs to make genuine and long-term connections in and out of his company.
- And to everyone who wants to make everyone at their workplace feel better.