Energy: the manager’s secret weapon

Incorporating positive energy into the workplace

The days are getting lighter, the end of the financial year is in sight, but somehow the mood in your office isn’t seeing a corresponding shift. What would you do to help? Get the coffees in? Plan a rousing team talk at the next team meeting? Science shows that while these can provide us with a burst of energy we quickly return to our routine state.

So how can you help to energise others? There’s no one way to energise, no innate skill that is required to be an energiser: you can be quietly passionate, or share jump up and down enthusiasm. But once you’ve found a style that works your positive energy will begin to spread through your organisation, in a phenomenon that psychologists refer to as ‘emotional contagion’. This process of mimicry improves both the performance and wellbeing of those around you and even of those once or twice removed.

Beyond morale, energy is an important consideration when it comes to a whole host of workplace performance indicators – from innovation to decision-making, collaboration to managing conflict – energised teams continue to outperform their competition.

So start your spring season off with energy and learn more about how to put energy into action in your teams, register here for our webinar Supercharge your teams: how great leaders harness energy on March 1st.

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