When we are disengaged it often drains our energy. We are not so much conserving energy or renewing energy as much as we are letting the energy drain from us with very little to show for our efforts.
Here is a short snippet story from Sakyong Mipham’s Turning The Mind Into An Ally:
I have a friend who’s particularly susceptible to attacks of basic laziness. For example, one day when we were relaxing together, he decided to take a rest on the couch. He poured himself a drink, placed it on the coffee table, and then lay down on the sofa. After a few minutes of lying there, he realized he’d placed his glass on the far side of the table, out of reach. Instead of sitting up and picking up his glass, he found a clothes hanger that was wedged between the cushions and hooked the leg of the coffee table with it to drag the table closer. Predictably, the drink fell off the table. We often expend much more energy being lazy than it would take to deal with our life straightforwardly.
What is your straightforward path to employee engagement?
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