The energy of outstanding performers can be measured.
It’s no surprise that success in project-based organizations is driven by how well project teams perform. The quality of performance depends not only on the demands of the project but on the team makeup and dynamics. In fact, those human factors can have a much greater impact on results than the challenges of complexity and scope. Collaboration, communication, leadership, and effective knowledge sharing are vital to success, and the “spirit” of teams matters at least as much as their technical skill.
We’ve all seen teams that succeed beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. They seem to be driven by more than great processes, good communication, and individual heroics. They exude an infectious energy, outwardly and among their members. Talk of energy in teams is often relegated to the list of “intangibles” that may find their way into promotional documents or performance reviews but do not trump the “numbers.” But we all have people in our work lives that we gravitate toward to get a “boost” and others we avoid because they “suck the life out of you.” The effects of energy are real and important. Read the Complete Article