Energy Awareness

Think of the energy you can put into your work as coming from a rechargeable battery.  Assuming you get a good night's rest, you might start your day off with your battery "charged" and with its energy ebbing and flowing throughout the day as different activities "drain" or "boost" your battery.  

Energy timeline

AMPLL energy readings across a two day period

While you may already understand the need to keep your battery charged, today's "always on" work culture can make you lose awareness of how activities affect you "in the moment."  Through technology and a little bit of information from you, AMPLL aims to help you regain your awareness to manage your work energy, so you can bring the best to your work and be a better teammate.  To represent these events, AMPLL creates an energy timeline.

Energy timeline detail

AMPLL Energy Timeline

As shown, AMPLL models certain kinds of events (in orange) as "drains."  These drains include:

  • Back-to-back meetings.
  • Meetings outside of preferred hours or on "no meeting days"
  • Interruptions to intended focus time.
  • Total elapsed work time in front of the computer.
  • and more!

AMPLL models other events (in green) as "gains" or "boosts".  Gains include:

  • Taking time to move around or exercise.
  • Connecting with friends.
  • Downtime.
  • Having time to just focus.
  • and more!

Your AMPLL battery has 6 bars, and it gains or drains based on activities it sees on your calendar, on your computer, your work style preferences, and information you provide.

AMPLL represents battery levels of above 4 as being "green", values at 2 or 3 as "orange", and values at 0 or 1 as "red."  

Your aim should be end your day with at least 2 bars, as the AMPLL battery only recharges 4 bars after it detects downtime of at least 6 hours.  If you pull an all-nighter, you'll miss your boost!

Throughout the day, best practice is to keep your battery above 3 so you can bring your best to work.

Energy timeline goal

Goal is to keep your AMPLL battery at 3 bars or more

AMPLL aims to provide you with ongoing recommendations based on your work style to help you keep your battery recharged.