Boost Energy and Ignite Performance Review, Plus 40 minute webinar with the authors on May 16
A Review of Fully Charged: How Great Leaders Boost Their Organization’s Energy and Ignite High Performance by Heike Bruch and Bernd Vogel.
Organizational energy – the extent to which an organization, division, or team has mobilized its emotional, cognitive, and behavioural potential to pursue its goals…it is the force with which a company (or division or team) works. (page 5)
What? Fully Charged is a Harvard Business Review Press Book about boosting organizational energy and igniting high performance. It is applicable to an organization, a department, or a team. The authors wrote an excellent conceptual, practical, research-based, and original book on organizational energy. Key points range from a simple yet elegant measure of organizational energy and a look at four different types of energy to overcoming 3 major traps and even winning the princess and slaying the dragon. I especially appreciated the sections on the energy matrix outlining productive, comfortable, resigned, and corrosive energy. I also appreciated the examination and recommendations for overcoming the acceleration trap.
So What? Here are a few indicators from the book on page 11 on a comparison of low-productive energy companies with high productive energy companies. Overall the high productive energy companies scored higher on these measures:
- Overall performance 14% higher
- Productivity 17% higher
- Efficiency 14% higher
- Customer satisfaction 6% higher
- Customer loyalty 12% higher
Now What? I strongly encourage you to read the book, assess your organization’s energy with the Organizational Energy Questionnaire, strive to move your organization into productive energy, overcome the energy traps while being cautious of over accelerating and work with sustained energy to ignite high performance.
Attend the Free Webinar with the Authors: The webinar is Monday May 16th at 0900 Central time/0800 Eastern time with Bruch and Vogel. Click here to register