How many people in your organization have the chance to do what they do best each day at work? To develop their strengths – the things they’re good at and actually enjoy doing?
The truth is most employees now believe that building on their strengths, rather than fixing their weaknesses, would help them be more successful at work. But worried that focusing on strengths will make their teams soft and they’ll have no mechanism for addressing performance gaps, most organizations and managers are still catching up with the bottom line benefits that come from creating workplaces that are more strength-focused.
For example, studies have found people who have the opportunity to develop their strengths regularly at work are:
- Happier and have more energy
- Less stressed and feel healthier
- More confident, creative and agile
- Experience faster growth and development
- More engaged
- Feel more satisfied and experience more meaning
And that leaders who focus on the strengths of their employees experience:
- Lower levels of staff turnover
- Higher levels of productivity
- More satisfied customers
- Greater profitability
Find out more in our free, fully cited, business case for developing peoples’ strengths at work.