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BENEFITS

  • Encourages managers to appreciate their unique talents in the contexts of their roles.

  • Helps managers understand and appreciate each team member’s distinct and powerful talents.

  • Educates managers about their team’s collective strengths, and help them recognise potential talent gaps and vulnerabilities.

  • Encourage managers to use strengths-based development to address specific team-related issues and challenges.

  • Educate team members on the power of strengths-based partnerships by helping them appreciate the unique talents that each member contributes to the team.

  • Helps team members value the team’s collective talent and understand how to leverage each person’s strength to improve team work.

  • Provides team members with strategies for using their individual and collective talents daily to improve team engagement, productivity and performance.

  • Decades of research by Gallup scientists have proven that when employees are given the opportunity to do what they do best every day, the effect on individual, team and organisational performance is powerful.

  • Gallup scientists have concluded that the one workplace phenomenon that might change the world the most would be for every human being on the planet to be in a role that allows each to use his or her talents and strengths – instead of weaknesses – at work.

  • A person’s greatest talents do more than make him or her, a unique individual. They also serve as the team’s best opportunity for excellence.

  • The success of any team ultimately depends on two things:

    1. Understanding the work of the team and/or having a clear and compelling performance goal or challenge.

    2. Each person knowing how he or she specifically contributes to accomplishing the performance goal.

  1. Have higher levels of energy and vitality

Decades of research have shown that when people are ready to use their strengths, they have higher levels of psychological vitality. When people use their strengths they experience positive energy and buzz. The more hours per day adults believe they use their strengths, the more likely they are to report having ample energy, feeling rested, being happy, smiling or laughing a lot, and being treated with respect.

  1. Are more likely to achieve their goals

People who intentionally use their strengths to accomplish their goals are far more likely to achieve them. When they achieve their goals, they satisfy their psychological needs and are happier and more fulfilled as a result.

  1. Are more confident

Recent research found that people who use their strengths report higher levels of self-efficacy and believe they are capable of achieving the things they want to achieve.

  1. Perform better at work

When managers emphasise strengths, performance is significantly higher; conversely, when managers emphasise weaknesses, performance declines.

  1. Experience less stress

 People who use their strengths are less likely to report experiencing worry, stress, anger or sadness.

  1. Are more engaged at work

The opportunity to do what they do best each day – that is, use their strengths – is a core predicator of workplace engagement.

Are more effective at developing themselves and growing as individuals

When focussing on self-development, people improve faster in areas where they are already strong, compared with areas where they are weak. The more hours per day adults believe they use their strengths, the more likely they are to report having learned something interesting.

Strengths-based development aims to help team members discover, develop, and use their unique talents for greater team engagement and productivity. It is an approach that helps them identify how they can purposefully aim their talents so that the team is better equipped to accomplish its goals and performance objectives and respond to everyday situations.

A person’s greatest talents – the ways in which he or she most naturally thinks, feels and behaves – represents the person’s innate power and potential. When a manager and a team can tap into this source of wisdom and power, they become more efficient, act with more confidence, direction, and hope, and are more productive.

Strengths-based development is an approach that helps team members identify how they can purposefully aim their talents so that the team is better equipped to accomplish its goals and performance objectives and respond to everyday situations.

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