Discretionary energy is the energy that an employee chooses to exert in service to coworkers or customers at work - or not. An employer pays for the fundamental tasks that he hires an employee to perform. The employee exerts the amount of energy necessary to perform the basic requirements of his or her job description. Discretionary energy is the get-up-and-go that the employee is willing to contribute beyond the basic requirements of the job.
The employee's willingness to perform above and beyond the basic requirements of the job is a reflection of the employee's willingness to engage his or her discretionary energy. Employers draw forth employee discretionary energy by creating a work environment that empowers and enables employees to choose to perform.
Does tapping into employee discretionary energy sound like a positive workplace contribution? It is. Discretionary energy can help you set your workplace on fire with employee performance and excitement. See how to tap into employee discretionary energy for powerful performance results.