It’s clear that a growing number of organizations and managers have prioritized knowing and building the strengths of their employees and are seeing the results. However, employees not fortunate enough to have leaders who understand the value of helping people do more of the things they’re good at and enjoy doing, are taking matters into theirown hands.
The numbers speak for themselves.
- Despite having neither organizational nor supervisor support for focusing on their strengths, 49% of employees are still able to name their strengths and 26% still find the opportunity to do what they do best each day.
- 71% of employees who believe their managers can name their strengths feel engaged and energized by their work. These employees are the most likely (61%) to be leaping out of bed in the morning to get to work.
- For those organizations who are focused on strengths, 77% of their employees report they are flourishing, engaged and able to make things happen at work.
Consequently this new data suggests we’re approaching a tipping point when it comes to the development of strengths in our workplaces.