Cultivate a High-Energy Workforce

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‚ÄčThe U.S. workforce is rapidly being drained of energy. The 40-hour workweek is rapidly disappearing. Today, adults who work full time log an average of 47 hours a week, which equates to working nearly six days a week. Sixty-hour workweeks are not uncommon.Blame it on globalization, the digital economy, a 24/7 mentality or any among a host of other reasons, but the result is the same.”We have a human energy crisis that leads to fatigue, disengagement, judgment errors and stress,” said Jack Groppel, Ph.D., co-founder of Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute (HPI) in Orlando, Fla. “People are not designed to run like computers at high speeds, continuously, for long periods of time. They need to take time to rest and recover,” said Tony Schwartz, founder and CEO of The Energy Project (TEP), a Yonkers, N.Y., firm that consults on employee engagement and performance. While machines can run on a single energy source, human energy is more complex. When TEP an

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