We all have off days. Days where the sky seems metallic grey rather than vibrant blue and smiles have an edge of irritation. Sometimes, it can be healthy to complain; to vent as it allows us to bring things out into the open where there is a greater chance of them being dealt with constructively, rather than being suppressed and pushed away.
In the last article we considered the usefulness of using external experts to conserve the organisations, and our own energy so we can direct it to meet the mission and vision of the organisation.
To engage with external experts effectively takes thought and a willingness to invest time and energy in establishing a solid foundation on which the on-going relationship can be built.
People are increasingly conscious of their energy use and consumption. We are conscious of the need to reduce energy, to conserve and use it more effectively and efficiently. Of course, in this, energy is the electricity, gas, or technology we use to power our homes and our workplaces, so we can maintain our lifestyle and our work.
However, energy is more than just the electricity or power it takes to generate the lighting, air conditioning and IT capability.. There is the human energy that is spent in achieving the mission and vision of the organisation.