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The secret to increasing productivity in the workplace…why employees aren’t performing at their peak potential?

from “Conversations with Enlightened Being”

When informed that he was focusing on the wrong end-game in his attempts to increase employee productivity in the workplace, the frustrated CEO stammered “What do you mean?” EB replied…”What is optimal performance and productivity really all about, at a fundamental level? Is it not merely the expression and natural consequence of where an individual is, during that time in their life, on his/her personal journey to reach their highest human potential – a direct reflection of their personal healing journey…and, the rate-limiting factor to a person reaching their highest human potential? Self-esteem! And what determines self-esteem… an individual’s “perception” of themselves! So if it is really fundamentally about “perception”…then, how do you raise an individual’s self-esteem? How do you change a person’s “perception” about him/herself? Answer…by mirroring back to him, in every human encounter in every situation, that he is more lovable than his perception of himself at that moment, and doing so on a consistent basis…especially during those less-than-admirable behavioral moments. So it is a simple matter of creating a ‘nurturing environment’ for your employees.”

Looking a little disoriented the CEO asked, “So why does that work?” …and EB continued ”Because it’s about Love and how the power and energy of Love – demonstrated as nurture, compassion, patience, tolerance, understanding, sensitivity, kindness and gentleness – causes shifts in how others “feel” about themselves in the presence of such an experience.” And in the absence of the experiential reality of having grown up in a nurturing environment, and in the absence of personally experiencing unconditional Love, the CEO struggled with the concept and went back to his old-paradigm leadership ways!”

“Employee engagement = commitment to organisation’s purpose and goals. Agree?”

Employee Engagement: What and Why – Forbes @ forbes.com “What the heck is employee engagement anyway? Let’s start with what it’s not… Employee engagement does not mean employee happiness. Someone might be happy at work, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are working hard,…”

You gotta love the “corporate lingo”.  “Employee engagement” (expressed and measured as “performance” and “productivity”) will emerge as a natural consequence of individual expression of human potential. So what is the rate limiting factor to an individual reaching their highest human potential? Self esteem…an individual’s perception of self. So then the challenge for leadership then becomes “how to increase self-esteem in the workplace?” The short answer – that eludes and perplexes many in business environments: create a nurturing environment that reflects back to the individual how valuable/lovable they are – more productive and cost-effective than the traditional “carrot” or “stick” management techniques & approaches. Dan Goleman was on the right track with “emotional intelligence”…just didn’t take it far enough into the realm of “healing” as a fundamental paradigm for optimizing human potential…that works both inside and that works both inside and outside the workplace.  It is ultimately always about the “people equation” & a deeper understanding of the human condition. Requires a paradigm shift to a higher level of consciousness…greater profits as a natural consequence of knowing how to appropriately nurture and love your employees in the context of the workplace…not historically the focus or domain of corporate management in America.