Participants in a recent study took the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) assessment which measures how an individual perceives and approaches work and life. The result of the assessment produces a numerical value referred to as the E-Factor, which is an indicator of one’s overall energetic composition.
The study revealed that the higher a person’s E-Factor, the greater the overall level of life and work satisfaction. Those respondents whose E-Factor (or Average Resonating Level of Energy) was 3.37 or higher were statistically significantly more likely to report at least moderate overall satisfaction. It wasn’t until E-Factors reached 3.64 or higher that respondents were more likely to report being very or completely satisfied overall.
Out of the sample of 1,361 participants, those who had a natural disposition toward living at the cause of life (High Anabolic Energy), were 100% satisfied with their working relationships, 93% satisfied with their level of engagement at work, and nearly 90% satisfied with their level of leadership and inherent communication. Their opposite counterparts, those living at the effect of life (High Catabolic Energy), reported only 13% satisfaction regarding their engagement level concerning their career, and a 6% satisfaction rate, across the board, when it came to communications skills, financial success, and leadership ability.
This contrast points toward a crucial gap, and more specifically, points to the impact of how an individual ‘shows up’ in the world, namely the amount of energy and passion with which they fuel their relationships and professional career.
These findings have served as a catalyst for companies to re-evaluate their corporate culture in favor of leadership engagement and employee engagement, higher productivity levels, and an inside out” approach to job fulfillment, as U.S businesses, on average, are losing $11 billion annually as a direct result of employee turnover, according to the Bureau of National Affairs.
Engagement stems from core energy, as measured by one’s E-Factor, and in order to make effective changes to workforce engagement, core energy must be shifted from catabolic to anabolic. Once companies are able to break free of the catabolic status quo, which often leads to employee attrition and burnout, they will be positioned for greater productivity. Studies indicate that employee engagement, even during difficult times, is an important competitive differentiator for small and large corporations, alike.
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