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The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives, 2nd Edition by Michael Brazzel, Brenda B. Jones

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CHAPTER THIRTYWORKING WITH ENERGY IN ORGANIZATIONS

Juliann Spoth

“Managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal.”

—Loehr and Schwartz, 2003.

Without energy life does not exist. The quality of life however, requires more than just the presence of energy. Robust and focused energy is required to fuel effective action and an adequate energy reserve is required to be resilience and adaptive. Hence the belief that energy matters in organizations (Spreitzer, Lam, & Quinn, 2011) or that energy is all that matters (Schneider, 2008) is well founded. Energy is a primary and ever-present force akin to that of gravity. Whether the organization development (OD) practitioner is aware of it or not, energy plays a critical ...

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