We often hear from organizational leaders that “people are our most important asset.” Yet if you spend even a few minutes reading reviews on employment sites like
, it becomes apparent that those words do not always translate into the daily reality of the workplace.
Some leaders truly recognize that they cannot achieve their business goals without an actively engaged, purpose-driven workforce. In the book Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for you People Like Family, Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia demonstrate why it is important to put people above profits. Chapman tells the story of how they created a workplace at Barry-Wehmiller where people feel trusted and cared for.