What Takes the Human Energy Out of an Organization?

What happens to employees when they lose their way amidst change, when they become unplugged from purpose, connection, direction, meaning, and value––when they, in a word, lose their energy? Unplugged: How Organizations Lose Their Energy and How to Get It Back provides a fresh look at engagement as a choice employees make based on how they perceive the change and on how much discretionary energy they will give to the endeavor.

Various factors contribute to employees unplugging: experiencing change as loss, repetitive change leading to fatigue and/or apathy, becoming overwhelmed because of additional workload, low work satisfaction, and feeling poorly led. Unplugged shows leaders how to restore this lost energy. The key is for leaders to set the example and focus on five elements that will help them refocus employees and reengage their energy.

But it isn’t enough to tell leaders what to focus on; leaders also need to understand what to do. Unplugged achieves this, by showing how to introduce exciting new practices into how organizations operate.

In Unplugged, you’ll discover:

  • The 5 key lessons for why organizations become unplugged.
  • The importance of essence-based leadership for reengagement.
  • How to help employees perceive opportunity and build personal accountability.
  • How to foster organizational connectedness, inclusion, and validation.
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