Jul 25, 2022

..Even through Extreme Work Conditions

Do your top employees work long hours and often eat a quick meal at their desks?

Do they regularly skip the gym or their personal commitments to accommodate the rising demands of their job?

While as a manager, it might feel like your top employees are committed and motivated, the truth is that overworking and neglecting other aspects of their lives will inevitably lead to disengagement and, most likely, burnout.

The only way to ensure job satisfaction, happiness in the workplace, higher employee retention, and better performance is by fueling their physical, emotional, and mental fitness.

 In this post, we’ll take a look at the current rise of extreme jobs and what it means for your A-players before discussing the best ways to fuel your employees’ performance.


The Rise Of Extreme Jobs

75% of workers have experienced burnout.

Additionally, 76% of individuals operating at manager and executive levels feel overwhelmed by their workload, and 72% feel increased pressure to deliver.

The numbers are clear.

A-players are overworked and stressed.

The increasingly longer work days, the multiplication of endless meetings, the tight deadlines, and the ‘’24/7 access to employees’’ approach enhanced by the rise of digitization are taking a toll on the physical and mental health of employees across the board, including C-level executives.

The unprecedented global phenomenon termed the ‘’Great Resignation’’ that has been taking place over the last few months is a symptom of the rise of extreme jobs and increasing demands on individuals, pushing them to reevaluate their priorities and seek better balance.

A-players are having a hard time keeping up because they are not properly managing their energy. Skipping their gym sessions or morning walks, going to bed late to make sure they respond to emails or finish projects, and eating at their desk in less than five minutes are all little actions that chip away at their energy, depleting their motivation and leading to exhaustion and lack of productivity.  


How To Support Your Employees And Fuel Their Performance?

While rising job demands might make it difficult for your employees to achieve the work-life harmony they need to grow and thrive, cultivating a culture of personal excellence is fundamental to re-energizing your workforce so that they can bring more of themselves to work every day while focusing on their well-being.

Did you know that aspiring leaders have the potential to improve their own excellence by 35 to 40%

So, imagine how much more a highly energized team with a focus on achieving personal excellence could contribute to your organization!

Personal excellence is the ability of an individual to surpass themselves and do better, whether it be at work or in their personal life. It’s the desire and ability to develop the mental, emotional and physical skills needed to exceed their own standards and become a better version of themselves in all aspects of their lives.

But why is cultivating a culture of personal excellence so important?

Well, employees who achieve personal excellence are happier, more motivated, and therefore perform better. Once they’ve developed the skills needed to become high performers, such as discipline, consistency, awareness, and mental and physical fitness, they’ll be able to reach their untapped potential and become the leaders they’ve always wanted to be.

That’s why one of the best ways to support your employees is by creating a work environment that uses personal excellence as the foundation for their professional success.


Jumpstart your employee’s personal excellence journey with an energizing morning routine

‘’The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. Energy is a different story.’’ T. Schwarz and C. McCarthy

To effectively reenergize your team, companies need to invest in energy renewal programs and create new ways of working. It’s about finding ways to create rituals that allow for energy renewal and expansion. One of the best ways to manage your team’s energy is by helping them adapt an energizing morning routine.

According to a research, establishing rituals such as a morning routine can help A-players expand and renew their energy. Instead of working longer hours trying to stretch the day, a morning routine allows employees to expand their energy for a more balanced, happier, and more productive life.

Yet, creating a morning routine and adopting energizing habits isn’t always easy. Going to bed early, and waking up at dawn to meditate, exercise, and practice mindfulness can be challenging for night owls and energy-depleted employees.

That’s why, at MLA, we’ve created the “Game On Challenge” specifically designed to provide your A-players with sustained energy and fuel their success. We firmly believe that well-being programs focused on implementing and maintaining energizing habits as a team are the key to success.

The collective dimension of our ‘’Game On Challenge’’ allows for accountability and amplifies the mental and physical benefits for your employees while adding a fun component to their high-performance journey. The program focuses on helping your team members prioritize self-care and rest to improve their mental fitness so that they can overcome any obstacles. It’s also designed to strengthen your team cohesion through growing together and getting inspired by each other while encouraging individuals to connect on a deeper level with the business.

At the end of the challenge, your team will have adopted lifelong high-performance habits to sustainably fuel their success, thrive both in their personal and professional lives, and elevate their leadership impact.

Sound like what your organization needs?

If you want to help your team unlock their potential, don’t hesitate to book a discovery call with me. I’d love to discuss your team's challenges and share some more insights on how the ‘’Game On Challenge’’ can bring higher energy levels and focus to your company.