In 2011 make positive energy infectious in your office. We have actually done studies and found that FOCUSED positive energy can drive your office productivity up by 25%! Imagine what you could do if you had back 25% of your TIME!
Negative energy drains the office- I have actually seen one individual drive a department from $100 million in revenue down to $10 million in less than three years. You can’t afford to let one negative person take your department or team down.
So here is how to set the tone toward positive energy for your team:
- Share with your team a vision of how you see the team interacting, and what you see them accomplishing this next year. Say it all as though it is the end of 2011 and the team has already accomplished it.
- Have each team member then write down what they will personally do or change in order to make it happen. Again have them write it out as though it is Dec. 31, 2011 and they have already made the changes happen.
- Come to agreement on what things will block the team from making it happen and how you can counter each of those so you don’t let them own the team.
With this renewed energy make sure you are the one holding the group and of course, yourself, accountable for acting in accordance with the new tradition of positive energy. This means that if you have people who drain the group of energy you need to talk with them immediately and focus them on how to change their thinking and behavior so it stops.
Make 2011 the year you drive to positive energy and create an environment where everyone wants to come to work each day!
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