What role does energy play in employee engagement?
- Do you have the energy for engagement?
- Does your energy engage others?
- How do you recharge for full engagement?
Rosa Say on Leadership and Management Energy. Are you using an energy lens to examine engagement in your workplace. I strongly encourage you to read Rosa Say’s recent post on 3 ways managers create energetic workplaces.
Say’s snippets. Read then practice the recommendations in the article. Here were a few of Rosa’s very helpful statements:
Workplace energy functions the same way batteries do for your favorite electronics: You can have the most high tech camera in the world, and it will do absolutely nothing if its battery is dead.
LEADERSHIP is the workplace discipline of creating energy connected to a meaningful vision.
MANAGEMENT is the workplace discipline of channeling that mission-critical energy into optimal production and usefulness.
If you are a manager (and all business owners are managers too) assume the role of energy creator in your company. Change the title on your business card to Energy Creator; come on, I dare you.
Be relentless about being the best, and excel. Eliminate or reinvent any process which drains energy instead of generating it.
Energy bounce back. I agree with Rosa that we need a stronger focus on energy and the impact energy has in the workplace. Leaders and managers can play such a key pivotal role and the paradox is that when you create energy for others you are also creating more robust energy for yourself.
Energy Co-Creators. I encourage everyone in the workplace, regardless of their role, function, or position, to take seriously their role of Energy Co-Creators. We must strive to create energy gains not energy drains in our work and connections with others.
David Zinger is a leading expert on employee engagement. He is committed to creating authentic and sustained work engagement for the benefit of all. Contact David at (204) 254-2130 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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