How Hot Is Your Business Thermostat?

Friday, October 20, 2017

Australian researchers are fine tuning skin patches that can safely and effectively harness the body’s heat and transform it into usable electricity for powering small electrical devices, like smart watches and fitness trackers.

Just imagine if you could harness the energy you give out to power a transformation in your business?

Prof Jun Chen from the University of Wollongong's ARC Centre of Excellence explained that the human body releases as much as 50 to 100 watts of heat each day and it is his belief that "body heat would give us a potentially reliable power source".

Are emotions powering up your business?

The researchers found it especially interesting to note that human emotions can also change the level of energy output. And the English language emphasises this connection between emotions and body temperature with expressions such as, ‘she’s pretty cool about it’ or ‘he’s feeling a little hot under the collar’ and so on.

Now bring that same thinking into your work place and think about how your team operates. Ask yourself, how do their emotions contribute to or hinder the quality of their work and by extension your business result?

According to Ed O’Boyle, Global Practice Leader at Gallup, research indicates that businesses who “engage their customers and their employees...experience a 240% boost in performance-related business outcomes compared with an organisation with neither engaged employees nor engaged customers”.

So, how do you use your own and your teams’ emotional output to power better business results and a happier work space for everyone?

Are you turned on by your business?

The reality is your own personal journey as a small business owner and the vibes you give out can have a significant influence on how your team feels about their jobs and on their output. In simple terms, everyone gets a boost when the boss is positive and inspired.

Maybe it’s time to reflect on how your attitudes and emotions are affecting the morale thermostat in your business.

Take advantage of our business knowhow to inspire positive transformation in your business practices, your team morale and see some extraordinary business results.