Human energy: we have all experienced its impact, but can it be created to our advantage?
Most of us have met individuals whose mood ‘sucks the energy out of the room’ at a meeting. On a more positive note, the sense of building anticipation and excitement at a big sporting event is almost tangible, likewise the ‘good vibes’ at a social gathering with close friends, or the powerful feeling of being part of a euphoric crowd at the encore of a concert.
These observations of the force of human energy are universal, but despite this natural sense of understanding about its power, the impacts are rarely explored or indeed exploited within the workplace.
Finding the balance
Many of us are on a mission to find a work/life balance, but how about focusing on the energy balance within our relationships? At home, or indeed amongst teams and groups working together?
In our experience, only a handful of enlightened organisations are looking beyond the practical skills mix needed to complete a task in order to work on the energy mix that is impacting a team’s performance. There is so much potential that could be used to positive effect within the workplace; is it time to start make the most of power within your organisation by creating a balance of that powerful energy?
At Parrhesian, we stand out from the crowd because of our specific training and finely tuned skills which help individuals and organisations identify, understand and address any imbalances that may be impacting on organisational and personal performance. One of our consultants – Vivek Joshi – is a thought leader in the field of ‘energetic (pranic) transformation’. As an experienced management consultant with background in IT and finance, he has seen the significant benefits achieved when organisations embrace this “extra perspective” and balance the energy within the workplace to achieve higher performance.
Here, Vivek shares the wisdom that he and other consultants at Parrhesian have experienced when using energy assessments and balancing as part of a wider program of organisational transformation…
One individual’s energy level impacts upon the whole organisation!
Energy levels impact all aspects of our lives, both personal and professional. Low energy levels cause physical symptoms, affecting the health of your organs and immune system. As well as these physical symptoms, low energy also affects your psychological state and can negatively impact your facility to perform within your role.
Compare this to how a low sugar level affects your mood: not only do your energy levels drop, but also the way your energy is distributed within your body causes imbalance and makes you more irritable with those around you.
Low energy levels impact upon clarity of thought, cause difficulty in clear communication and impact on decision-making skills. The imbalance from lack of energy affects your behaviour, your state of mind, your relationships and your ability to function within your role.
For an organisation to function at optimal performance, the ideal would be for each individual to be in a balanced and sufficiently energised state. The positive energy flows and builds: just imagine what could be achieved! (It’s like having all the apps working on your phone properly and having a fully charged battery!)
Finding imbalance: knowing where to look
Balance within a team or group can be achieved when individuals’ strengths are in different, complementary areas. On the other hand, when individuals within a team are too similarly imbalanced, the culture and productivity of the whole organisation suffers.
There are many areas that we can analyse in order to diagnose and therefore improve energy levels and performance, such as:
- Aligning individuals along the road between strategizing, planning and action
- Balancing emotion and thought to complement one another
- Taking care of others must balance taking care of one’s own needs
- Creating accord between creativity and practicality
A vicious cycle
We are all balanced in different ways. The distribution of these balances paints a picture of who we are and what our strengths, weaknesses, values and interests are. Small imbalances pose no problem and give us our unique personalities and values.
However, if the imbalances are too substantial, this may cause physical and emotional problems for the individual, therefore causing friction and loss of productivity in teams and ultimately affecting the results of an organisation. For instance, take the imbalance of giving more than receiving: if uncorrected in an individual this can eventually lead to burn-out and stress-related health issues.
Imagine a team where the leader subconsciously imposes this imbalanced giving:receiving ratio. The subsequent health issues would cause a high turnover in staff, lead to loss of productivity, increased burn-out rates and high recruitment costs, leading to a negative impact on the profitability and viability of the organisation. New team members may already display the imbalance or would develop it within the organisation’s culture, ultimately fuelling the cycle.
Imbalance within leaders of an organisation also has an amplifying effect because people tend to see them as an example or as a guide to the expected organisational culture. If leaders are struggling in their role, perhaps lacking confidence in achieving targets or corporate aims, then this energy and the behaviour that results from it will filter through to all levels of the organisation. Without tackling this imbalance, any efforts at changing the organisation cannot really penetrate the core of the culture.
The science: how energy levels and imbalances are measured
As part of the diagnosis phase, the team at Parrhesian may suggest that energy balancing could become part of an organisation’s transformation. If required or requested, Parrhesian experts would perform an energy scan on individuals within key roles.
The team uses techniques from a methodology called Pranic Healing for individual energy readings. When you combine the data of these readings from each individual, you can get an overall picture of the energy balance, the team dynamics and the organisational culture.
After an introduction and consent is given, a trained professional connects – without using touch – to the individual’s energy field, reading energy and activation levels by scanning different areas within the body.
The results are then entered into an algorithm which generates data for the analysis report. A confidential profile report will be produced for each individual, identifying the energy levels they display and the impacts these could have, both positive and negative.
Turning energy balance into improved performance
If we can read the energy we can also influence it!
Once Parrhesian has assessed the individuals’ energy imbalances and created a report, our consultants will use this analysis to tailor a defined action program for the organisation’s transformation in accordance with the aims (whether that’s increased financial performance, healthier culture, talent retention, faster growth…)
We work with individuals in combination with coaching, with groups in combination with training and facilitation and with organisations as part of their cultural evolution programs to harness the power of the human energy contained within. By adding this extra perspective into the mix, we can accelerate evolution to make a more anchored and lasting change.
Looking for concrete evidence?
Parrhesian is at the forefront of integrating the energetic perspective within the cultural transformation work that we undertake, using the energy scan and diagnosis to accelerate sustainable change.
We understand that this process might require direct experience before grasping the full potential, which is why we invite you to try for yourself before committing to a wider program of energy balance.
Would you like to find out what your own energy scan can tell you? If you want to find out more, or are interested in finding out about how we could support your organisation’s transformation goals, please get in touch.