Angela Maiers

Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker. Angela embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in...

3 Reasons Why Mattering Is the Agenda, or Should Be!

Reason #1: CHANGE A HEART. CHANGE A MIND. CHANGE A WORLD.

WHY MAKE MATTERING THE AGENDA in your workplace, school and local community? This is like asking, why breathe air, drink water and eat food? Once the necessities for human life are met, the need to matter trumps almost everything else. We were created for significance, and for us to perceive that we don’t matter is both dangerous and terrifying. When people know that they matter and their genius is needed by the world, hearts and minds change. Worlds change.

 

Reason #2: ENGAGEMENT MATTERS 

Disengagement runs rampant amongst employees: “The percentage of U.S. workers in 2015 who Gallup considered engaged in their jobs averaged 32%. The majority (50.8%) of employees were ‘not engaged,’ while another 17.2% were ‘actively disengaged.’” This $11B annual loss for companies can be rectified with two words: YOU MATTER. We call YOU to consciously disrupt this pattern by choosing to lead a scalable and sustainable initiative to turnaround the culture in your community by letting everyone know that their contribution and actions are important and ultimately they matter! The most essential values a business should follow for long-term success are putting employees first, establishing a solid foundation of trust and integrity as well as strong models for customer care, according to the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey.

 

Reason #3: TWO WORDS CAN BRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER: #YOUMATTER

Meeting your employees’ needs beyond a financial perspective can potentially boost efficiency and maximize gains in the long run. How? Try using simple words and actions to impact your community, like sending MATTERGRAMs: an ingenuous reminder that can change a day, a mind or a heart. Create an interpersonal message and let others know in your community and workplace that they matter. Imagine receiving a MATTERGRAM saying that you’re enough, you have influence, you are a genius, you have a contribution to make, you have a gift that others need, you are the change, your actions define your impact and YOU MATTER! These two words can change lives and change our world, if we understand them and we leverage them in the right way.

MATTERGRAM from Angela Maiers, Founder, Choose2Matter

At Choose2Matter, we believe YOU can make a difference. For five years, we've been spreading the mattering message to engage Students, Educators, Parents, Employees and Communities across the globe.

This blog was originally posted on www.AngelaMaiers.com

Significance or Success: What is OUR...
Posted September 22nd 2017
It has worried me for decades; all the pressure and attention we put on grades, grade point and class rank. But what does r...

Employee Worthiness in Healthcare...
Posted August 15th 2017
I'm honored to deliver the closing keynote today at#HRHealthcare2017 in La Jolla, California. When I spoke at Mayo Clin...

9 Essential Lessons for Students...
Posted August 10th 2017
For the past five years, those of us at Choose2Matter have had the pleasure and privilege of helping young change-makers re...

Research Shows The Life-Changing...
Posted May 31st 2017
Mattering was first recognized as a research concept in social sciences in the 1980s. However, Dr. Andrea Dixon writes "onl...

Timeless Leadership Lessons from The...
Posted March 25th 2017
I have happily and honestly proclaimed thateverything I have learned about social media, I learned from children. Children ...

3 Reasons Why Mattering Is the...
Posted February 20th 2017
Reason #1:CHANGE A HEART. CHANGE A MIND. CHANGE A WORLD. WHY MAKE MATTERING THE AGENDA in your workplace, school and loc...

Angela Maiers | New Learning Times
Posted October 11th 2016
A self-described social media evangelist, Angela Maiers helps schools, organizations, and individuals who want to use technolog...

Angela Maiers | Bammy Award Nominee
Posted April 21st 2015
"Angela is not your ordinary education blogger/commentator; she is more like an evangelist for all that is good in kids and e...

12 Things Kids Want from Their...
Posted February 12th 2012
Whether we are a teacher, parent, relative, boss, or community member, each of us has a chance to make a positive and impactful...