Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by alphalife under Self-Development
From http://www.bnet.com 4898 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 24, 2007 12:24 am
Organizations are demanding ever-higher performance from their workforces. People are trying to comply, but the usual method--putting in longer hours--has backfired. They're getting exhausted, disengaged, and sick. And they're defecting to healthier job environments. Longer days at the office don't work because time is a limited resource. But personal energy is renewable, say Schwartz and McCarthy. By fostering deceptively simple rituals that help employees regularly replenish their energy, organizations build workers' physical, emotional, and mental resilience. These rituals include taking brief breaks at specific intervals, expressing appreciation to others, reducing interruptions, and spending more time on activities people do best and enjoy most.

Help your employees systematically rejuvenate their personal energy, and the benefits go straight to your bottom line. Take Wachovia Bank: Participants in an energy renewal program produced 13 percentage points greater year-to-year in revenues from loans than a control group did. And they exceeded the control group's gains in revenues from deposits by 20 percentage points.





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Written by alphalife
4898 days ago

Read the original article at HBR. It makes a better case for this strategy.



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