What is an Energetic Mismatch?
What Is an Energetic Mismatch? What Is an Energetic Mismatch? When a person and a job are not a good fit By Liz Ryan, CEO & Founder Human Workplace What is energy? We know how it feels when weâre excited and happy. We know how it feels to be frustrated or angry. At work, we donât talk about how things feel. Weâve been trained not to talk about that stuff. We all have energy fields around us! We can tell when the energy on a team is good. We can tell when itâs bad. Sometimes our energy doesnât mesh with our co-workerâs energy, or your bossâs energy. When a job and a person donât mesh, that doesnât make anyone the Bad Guy. There are no Bad Guys! Human Workplace is a movement to reinvent work for people. We teach people how to tell the truth about Sticky Human Topics like energy fields at work. When the energy is wrong between a person and a job or a leader, no one has to get written up or put on probation. We can acknowledge that thereâs an Energetic Mismatch, and treat everyone involved with dignity and compassion. Work is broken We donât know how to talk about energy at work. When a person and his or her job look like a poor match, we go straight to âThis person isnât doing the job. Letâs begin Corrective Action.â This is exactly the wrong thing to do, of course. We should be looking at the energy fields around, not looking for ways to put people on probation and terminate them! We hire adults We can say to our manager âI donât feel good about the fit between me and this job. What do you think?â Your gut doesnât lie. If you are getting signals, then other people are thinking the same things you are. Jump to the Human Workplace blog to see a blog post about what to say to your manager if you feel theyâre planning to let you go. Human Workplace is a publishing, coaching and consulting firm. Our mission is to reinvent work for people Our new 12-week virtual coaching groups launch on Saturday, August 23rd. Learn more about them at http://humanworkplace.com/get-ahead-career/ Twitter: @humanworkplace