human beings are not computers

We’re not meant to run at high speeds, continuously, for long periods of time. Science tells us we’re at our best when we move rhythmically between spending and renewing energy — a reality that companies must embrace to fuel sustainable engagement and high performance.

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70%

of workers are disengaged or actively disengaged*

The Energy Project research reveals that workers today are exhausted, emotionally depleted, unfocused, and lacking purpose. It is no surprise they are disengaged.

  • 59% don’t regularly get at least 7-8 hours of sleep and/or often wake up feeling tired
  • 69% have difficulty focusing on one thing at a time and are easily distracted during the day, especially by email
  • 58% say there are significant gaps between what they say is important in their life and how they actually live
* 'State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders,' (Gallup, 2013) ** all sub-figures are from a subset of The Energy Audit, taken by over 148,000 people worldwide

the myth

the reality

1

The more hours we put in, the more productive we are.
It's not the number of hours we work that determines the value we create, but rather the energy we bring to whatever hours we work. Intermittent renewal fuels higher productivity.

2

Multitasking is critical in a world of infinite demand.
Multitasking increases the amount of time it takes to finish your primary task by an average of 25%.

3

Creativity is genetic.
Creativity can be developed systematically, by learning how to use the whole brain more flexibly. The creative process unfolds in a far more accessible and teachable way than we ordinarily imagine.

4

A little bit of anxiety helps us perform better.
The more anxious we feel, the less clearly, rationally and imaginatively we think, and the more reactive and impulsive we become.

The Solution

We’re at our best when we move between expending energy and intermittently renewing our four energy needs: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. When you're intent on supplying fuel in each dimension of energy, you're creating happier people that will affect your organization’s success.

  • Diamond-green
    1
    physical
    health

  • Diamond-yellow
    2
    emotional
    happiness

  • Diamond-blue
    3
    mental
    focus

  • Diamond-purple
    4
    spiritual
    purpose