"I learned early that you only have so much energy to give. You have to spend it correctly.” — Eva Gabor
Every year brings an opportunity for companies to rebuild a workplace environment where work is focused and people are flexible. Long gone should be the days of unproductive meetings, teams working on items that are no longer relevant, managers living in crippling indecisiveness, and individuals trying to maintain rigidity in their roles.
This is why I think every year should be the year of managing energy. The better we become at creating clarity, getting organized and staying flexible, the more successful our teams will be at managing collective energy and performing better together.
Here are some ideas to help you and your teams manage their energy:
I pose, that the above will not only put order to the work of the team, but will also help reduce the following energy-draining activities in your workplace:
Of course, managing a team and delivering work can be complex when balancing business, team, and individual needs. Very few decisions are simple and it can be hard to know how to make the ‘right’ next move. Hopefully, the above ideas will help you carefully consider what your teams do and how they do it so you can all feel that your collective energy is well spent.