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.
of workers are physically depleted, emotionally drained, mentally distracted, and lacking in meaning & purpose.*
HBR.org & The Energy Project (=19,900+)
We're at our best when we move between expending energy and intermittently renewing our four core 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.
The foundation of all other dimensions of energy, physical energy is comprised of sleep, fitness, nutrition, and intermittent daytime rest and renewal.
Emotional energy is about learning to cultivate the specific emotions associated with high performance, because how people feel profoundly influences how they perform.
Mental energy is about learning to focus in an absorbed way and switching intentionally between tactical and big-picture thinking.
Spiritual energy is the energy derived from serving something larger than oneself.
how meeting all four core needs affects employees
number of needs met compared to none