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Reader Submissions: Readers Share Examples of Discretionary Effort in Action

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Discretionary effort comes from deep inside of you. Discretionary effort is called forth by a work environment that encourages you to want to expend your discretionary effort. Or, you are intrinsically, deeply motivated to expend discretionary effort for your employer, coworkers and customers. Whether the discretionary effort is requested and fostered by a manager or you choose to expend the discretionary efforts all on your own, discretionary effort is the key to satisfied customers, positive coworker and boss relationships, and business success.

Won't you share an example of a time when you put your discretionary effort to work - at work?

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Describe what you did that you consider using your discretionary effort for the good of your organization.
How did an encouraging manager or an employee-oriented workplace impact your willingness to use discretionary effort?

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Share tips about how to tap into employee discretionary energy or to bring forth your own discretionary energy.

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