A journey from the unconscious to the conscious

No matter how many workshops, keynote speaks, or courses we do, one thing does always surprise us – the role of consciousness and its impact on the individual. It is interesting how very simple mindset changes on a conscious level can have a big influence on the attitude of a person and their approach to things such as work and private life.

This was reflected in our most recent workshop, where we delivered a nuanced version of ”Our Heart Matters” for a division in the Danish Healthcare Industry. As the sector is undergoing major budget cuts, the workshop ”Can you bring your heart to work?” had a special focus on how the employees in the branch are able to still pursue their passion of providing quality service for their patients while adjusting to undergoing changes.

This was done by emphasizing the presence of arbitrary conditions and the importance of adapting to arbitrary change. Hence moving your daily focus to the elements you can have an influence on while challenging habits that keep you from being able to make a positive change. This was done by bringing to a conscious level the detriment of limiting habits and how to change them as well as the importance of having a strong and healthy work culture containing trust, cooperation, righteousness and respect.

Additionally, awareness was raised on the importance of having positive energy in the workplace as a key to success. By keeping a positive line of thought and having the right focus one should be able to ask oneself ”how can I contribute to my surroundings?” instead of unconsciously thinking ”what do others expect me to do?”, hence consciously shaping the positive and successful outcome that you desire.

This remainder of bringing habits, culture, and energy to a conscious perspective resulted in an entire division feeling ready to craft their own positive future.

For more information you are welcome to visit our workshop section or contact Ulrik Nerløe.

People sacrifice their life-energy every day

Unfortunately many individuals go to work without any passion or energy. This might be due to the fact that they are not satisfied with their job, but maintain it as a matter of pure survival. The consequences of such decisions are detrimental both for the individual in question, as well as for the organisation. Unconsciously these employees drain the energy from many projects they engage in at the company. Moreover, these low levels of energy will also be reflected in the person’s private life since these two go hand in hand.

 

We all know someone who is drained from energy, and hence has negative attitude. They are everywhere! – At work, at the gym, in family events etc. If a person or organisation surrounds itself with such individuals too often, they get drained from energy as well.

 

The question is: How can we help these people drained from energy?  And have you occasionally become one of them?

And the answer is simple, make “energy drainers” aware of their own effect. Tell them how they make you feel and which consequences it has.  

Ask yourself if you are always contributing with positive energy or do you have a unrelieved potential of becoming more aware of your own energy?

 

Energy blockages in companies have the same effects as blood clots in our bodies

We all know that if a blood clot arises in a human body, it can have fatal consequences for the individual. But could you argue that the same effect applies when you identify energy blockages in a company? Energy blockages can arise in numerous forms; it can be a single person, a whole department, a meaningless process, the wrong strategy, an unattainable goal, etc. Long story short – we may unconsciously create energy blockages at different levels in the company without realizing the consequences. A strong and positive energy is the cornerstone of a successful business. The question is whether you possess insight regarding:

  • Present state of the energy.
  • Which energy blockages are obstructing your business.
  • The energy blockages effect with regard to:
    • Results
    • The attraction of new costumers
    • Job satisfaction
    • The employees’ overall quality of life
    • The future path of your business

There are two places in a company where the energy is typically best: the canteen and the reception. This might be due to the fact that:

  • The canteen is where you have a chance to slip the thoughts about work and bring renewed energy to the body through your meal.
  • The reception is the place where all people visiting the company enter. Usually with good intentions and energy (consciously or unconsciously) to achieve what they came for.

Have you reflected about the energy in your organization? Do you feel being filled or drained of energy when you are at work? When did you last think about your own contribution to the company’s energy? We meet many individuals, whom are not aware of the energy’s influence, which is of great value for both you and your organization.

Our heart matters

“Our heart matters” is one of the most popular workshops Unified People offers its costumers

Several statistics show that Denmark is suffering from the lowest engagement at the workplace in ten years. Confidence in managers as well as management teams has been approaching its bottom, and more than 50% of Danish workers would change jobs tomorrow, if possible. Further, the management has the challenge of creating an organization that understands the importance of pulling together in the same direction. The rising discontent and the falling level of productivity that we experience every day are just a few symptoms of a crisis the business world is undergoing.

The effect of a negative organizational development is at great cost for both the company and it’s employees. A clear sign of the current crisis is the challenge of anchoring a successful strategy; employees cannot see the point in taking responsibility for the anchoring of new changes, and thus the failure of the process. Whether we like it or not, changes are here to stay, and this forces us to adapt ourselves and our organizations to new market conditions. If we chose to ignore the incoming changes for a long period of time the consequences might be fatal. In many cases changes affect the role of numerous staff members, meaning that their actual job ends unaligned with their identity.

Thus the ones affected leave out their passion, commitment, responsibility and engagement at home. Simply being forced to compromise on their personal values (authenticity) to be able to act within the framework established by the company. This has remarkable consequences for both efficiency and job satisfaction. Also, it affects employees on a personal level in the form of growing absenteeism and stress. The workshop “Our heart matters” challenges the issues mentioned above.

We give our educated guess and practical tools on how to change this trend through awareness of the individual’s own responsibility, attitude, energy, insight, and communication skills.

We must recover the desire and energy to bring our hearts to work!