A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dreams.
Managing people is difficult. With disengagement and turnover on the rise, many managers are scratching their heads wondering what to do. It’s not that we don’t dream of being great managers, it’s just that we haven’t found a practical and efficient way to do it. Until now . . .
The fictional company in this remarkable book is grappling with real problems of high turnover and low morale — so the managers begin to investigate what really drives the employees. What they discover is that the key to motivation isn’t necessarily the promise of a biger paycheck or title, but rather the fulfillment of crucial personal dreams. For some, it’s buying a first home; for others, learning a new skill or finally taking a proper vacation.
Beginning with his important thought that a company can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that its employees are becoming better-versions-of-themselves, Matthew Kelly explores the connection between the dreams we are chasing personally and the way we all engage at work.ling head-on the growing problem of employee disengagement, Kelly explores the dynamic collaboration that is unleashed when people work together to achieve company objectives and personal dreams. The power of The Dream Manager is that simply becoming aware of the concept will change the way you manage and relate to people instantly and forever.
What’s your dream?
“The temptation is to convince yourself that your employees’ dreams are not relevant to your business. That is only true if your employees are not relevant to your business — and if that were true, why would you employ them?
Most employees feel like they are being used. But if you can genuinely convince them that you have their best interests at heart, then you will reverse that belief, and in the process create a spirit of team work and loyalty rarely unleashed in the corporate before now.
Dreams are invisible, but powerful. You cannot see them, but they keep everything going.”
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