Expanding And Managing Energy For Greater Productivity, Engagement, And Health
Source: American Management Association
There's a human energy crisis in the business world. Managers and employees have endured the worst economic downturn in 60 years. The demands on our energy are at an all-time high. Everyone in the workplace is under constant pressure to perform. We are asked to do more with less - to be more productive and to reach greater levels of profitability. The result is a steady deterioration process for many employees. As the demands on our energy far exceed our supply, it leads to fatigue which, among other things, makes us irritable and uncommunicative at home and at work. This behavior negatively affects our family relationships and we begin to resent work. The cycle continues and our engagement level at work falters and becomes progressively worse.