Measuring Organizational and Team Energy LevelsBy: Jim Clemmer
"Energy will do anything that can be done in the world."We designed the "Energy Index" to help leaders dig deeper and uncover the root causes of why people they are trying to lead may not be mobilized and feel energized. The Index also points to areas that can be strengthened in order to further mobilize or energize a team or organization. The assessment is based on a five-point scale. 1 is extremely weak, 2 is fairly weak, 3 is moderate, 4 is fairly strong, and 5 is extremely strong.
A total score of 85 points or higher, means the group is likely very energized. A score of 60 - 84 is not very strong. The lowest scoring areas need to be addressed if the team or organization is going to increase its energy and mobilization. A score of 59 points or lower, probably means there's a serious morale or motivation problem in that team or organization. This is a deep-rooted problem that won't be quickly or easily fixed. Increasing energy levels starts with systematically addressing the lowest scoring areas.
Self-rating is a good place to start with this Index. But the clearest picture will emerge by asking the team you're leading to rate each of these areas. Taking that courageous approach is the mark of a leader. It's a key part of building team commitment and ownership.
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