Human Wiring tells us how people are best engaged in decision making, why some people want lots of information to make an effective decision and others want critical points of information. None of this wiring is good or bad or right or wrong, it does, however, give us critical insights on how to align people with positions and keep them engaged. When you know what your employees innately need, you are able to avoid burnout, increase employee engagement, and create unstoppable teams.
What’s Underneath Feeling Burned Out and How Do You Overcome It?
It’s not a secret that the pandemic played into a global feeling of burn out. Collectively, our brains had to (and in many cases still have to) make a lot of brand new decisions related to the post-pandemic world.
The pandemic has left many people in a state of burn out. One of my clients who is naturally wired as an External Thinker wondered why she felt burned out and de-energized. She described how, for the previous 24 months and with few exceptions, she worked from home…alone. Her only connection was online.
As an External or Verbal Thinker as her predominant wiring, she derives her energy by being with people face to face. With a few exceptions during the previous 24 months, she was online. She did not get enough of her natural motivators met, leaving her fatigued.
The first step to overcoming fatigue was to understand her human wiring. With this information, we were able to determine what was missing. We looked at:
How she functioned on or in a team
Her need to create and act on her own ideas.
How she processed thought.
Her preferred work style.
How much information she needed for effective decision making.
Based on her human wiring, we suggested adjustments to her schedule that involved face-to-face communication, development of challenging assignments, and delegation and automation of routine tasks. She was able to get her innate needs met, causing her to be re-engaged with her work.
As a leader, when you understand human wiring, you can proactively determine ways create an environment in which you utilize your team’s innate strengths. When you tap into their innate strengths, you will help to create a culture where both the individual and the organization thrives.
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