Often managers help their employees manage tasks, priorities, and time, but have you considered helping them with their energy levels. Here are the programs that helped Wachovia's team see an increase of 13% after some minor changes. They tried:

  • Focus on physical health — Use the included survey to analyze deficiencies and make changes. This included changing eating habits and scheduling breaks in the calendar.
  • Emotional upgrades — By practicing breathing exercises and consciously appreciating others, stress levels are reduced.
People can cultivate positive energy by learning to change the stories they tell themselves about the events in their lives.Tony Schwartz and Catherine McCarthy
  • Changes of the mind — Pomodoro technique is just one way to schedule disruptions. By creating time and space to focus, efficiency rose. Another way is to identify the number one task to focus on for the following morning.
  • Purpose — Trying to align what you love doing and what you do best is a challenge, but a worthwhile one. By thinking about times in the past couple months when you've really shined, you can begin to identify your strengths.

Read the article for the full details about changes you can make within your organization and the rituals needed to improve the energy levels of our team.

Establishing simple rituals like these can lead to striking results across organizations. — Tony Schwartz and Catherine McCarthy
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
The science of stamina has advanced to the point where individuals, teams, and whole organizations can, with some straightforward interventions, significantly increase their capacity to get things done.

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