“The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.”
Norman Vincent Peale
A new study just released shows that organizations have a tool to determine if employees are fully engaged in work and life. The results of this study show that if organizations want to keep employees that they need to determine how restless the employees are.
If the research from Right Management somewhere near 84% of employees desire to find something different to do, a new job, a new career. Burnout it seems is high when there are financial stresses, increased demands, fewer people to do the work, and a less appreciative staff. Everyone is feeling the pinch in an economy that is slow to recover.
People who feel stuck in a job can carefully look at other opportunities and waiting for the right door to open. Key players who feel they are putting in their all and getting little in return could bolt at the first opportunity. The biggest factor in how an employee perceives their value is their manager or supervisor. That relationship is critical and far too often that relationship isn’t what it should be.
Energy Leadership looks at energy as being either catabolic or anabolic. Catabolic energy is defined as energy that negative in nature, it is the draining type of energy often found in people who are victims or are angry most of the time. Shifting the energy towards an anabolic state would show an organization that employees are engaged and satisfied with their work.
Organizations can now through the use of the Energy Leadership Index determine how engaged their employees are. They can find out just how engaged the management is as well. It is far better to learn how well the organization is doing rather than waiting for a mass exodus and then asking the question, “Why did so many people leave?”.
What are your thoughts? What are you looking for?