• Monika Satote

Non Fiction November : The New One Minute Manager - A Review

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

The world is changing faster. There are updates everywhere. You blink and witness a change. it is that faster!

With time, even the working structures of the organizations are changing. It is expected to get a faster response from the businesses, and to keep up with the ever-changing technology and globalization. It is all fine, but what the businesses need to focus on to get results is the people. The collaborative approach should be there. So, for that purpose, The one-minute manager book is updated to The New One Minute Manager. I haven’t read the previous one, because I didn't find it necessary.

This book is intended to show the side by side relationship of the manager and his subordinates, or maybe the relationship of the organization with its people. As people are more inclined towards fulfilment at work, this book goes that way. It is known to all that a manager plays an important role in the lives of employees and that's what this book focuses on - How a manager should be? Somewhat!

Book Summary

What do I think of this book?

Honestly, I was expecting a lot from this book. And at a certain level, I got that satisfaction, but it was superficial. I am a big-time self-help books admirer because I love to adapt the techniques. If not 100%, I try to combine some and work them out for me. So, I wanted to give this book a try. But sadly, this book turned out to be a disappointment. Being a part of the corporate world, I know how it works. I am new, but I am aware. So, I found the techniques mentioned in this book to be superficial and impossible to implement. I HATED the fact that this book fails to address the diversity of people involved in any organization. By diversity, I mean the different personalities. I don’t expect this book to address behavioral issues, but I at least expected it to be practical. But it is not. This book also neglects the strategic part and the different managerial levels. That was again disappointing!

If you look at the content, I liked it because it ‘sounds good’ but I don’t need that from a non-fiction book. I loved a few things, and I plan to implement them. The core message and learnings were good, but I don’t think the authors needed to write 100 pages for that. No way.

I DO NOT recommend it.