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Senior managers experience a drain on personal energy while trying to meet the demands of work. The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological study was to explore how female senior managers describe lived experiences of managing and renewing personal energy while at work. The theoretical framework included conservation of resources theory and effort recovery theory. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with 14 female senior managers who experienced managing and renewing their personal energy at work. Data analysis involved coding to capture the essence of the experiences and to identify common themes. Findings indicated that insufficient energy affected participants’ mental and emotional capacities. Managers normally recognized the lack when energy was depleted. Strategies for reenergizing included interacting with others, delegating work, isolating themselves, taking a brief walk, or moving to a different task. Findings may be used by managers and administration to highlight the need to manage and renew energy at work to meet work demands.
Crimiel, Gwendolyn Jones, "Managing Energy as Experienced by Female Federal Senior Managers" (2020). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 9095.