The fastest way you can tell the health of an organization or a person is to observe their energy. We are all wired to pick up on energy and we can observe it on two levels:
1. Intensity (high and low) and 2. Direction (positive and negative).
Constantly throughout the day I do a personal self assessment of my energy on both levels: intensity and direction. As a manager I am also constantly feeling the vibe of "the room" and checking in with my fellow co-workers to make sure that the office has a healthy atmosphere. When the office is feeling off I do whatever I can to turn the feeling around. Often times that means taking the group to lunch or some other fun activity. I know that when people are happy and the energy is good then the success of the entire company will follow.
Last week I asked Will to shoot a video to "capture the energy of ActiveRain." It was a challenging request but I believe he did a great job as you can see in the video below.