The better the working atmosphere in a company, the better the performance of the employees. At first glance, this seems plausible. But can it be proven – or is it just a gut feeling?
In science, we don’t talk about mood, but about organizational energy. If this is positive (e.g. through fun, motivation and team spirit among employees), the company is significantly more efficient and successful than if the working atmosphere is characterized by frustration, uncertainty and disappointment.

Patricia Unger, project manager at the Center of Competence Business Transformation, took an in-depth look at organizational energy in her master’s thesis. In one area of a globally active industrial company, she was able to use scientific questionnaires to determine the energy level of employees, expose energy traps and suggest concrete measures for improvement, mainly based on employee suggestions.

In summary, the higher the level of productive energy, the faster a company can cope with change, e.g. in times of pandemic and New Work. That is why the topic of Organizational Energy is also part of the spectrum of Consileon’s Business Transformation team.

In this interview, Patricia Unger explains the connection between energy and success – and why managers play an elementary role in this.