Recently we were doing a program with a client and some great questions came up. We were having a leadership discussion about ways to take the TIGNUM strategies in Mindset, Nutrition, Movement and Recovery to the entire work team. The question we asked was, “How can you, as leaders in your organization, impact the sustainable performance of your company (or atleast your direct section)?” The group, as always, was sent out to discuss it in small teams and then to present their thoughts and ideas.
During our discussion the following questions came up: Why do companies provide (at a significant expense) smoking rooms for workers but not recovery rooms? Why is it okay for a person to take as many smoking breaks as they want during the day, but if someone wants to take a power nap or go for a walk for a break the company culture sees that as a negative? Why do some companies (they make ice cream) provide all the free ice cream you want eat but it’s a stretch to get more than one apple a week? What would happen if every boss sent out a memo that said, Weekends are for recovery – no email allowed? Would these small changes to the workplace help you become a Sustainable High Performer?
These questions all led to some great discussions and although the answers aren’t always easy to come to it does remind me of one thing. When we Think Different and ask different questions we will eventually come up with some Sustainable High Performance answers.
By Scott Peltin
Founder & Chief Performance Officer