People who use their strengths more perform better at work
In a study of 19,187 employees from 34 organisations across seven industries and 29 countries, the Corporate Leadership Council (2002) found that when managers emphasised performance strengths, performance was 36.4% higher, and when they emphasised personality strengths, performance was 21.3% higher.
In contrast, emphasising weaknesses led to a 26.8% decline for performance weaknesses and a 5.5% decline for personality weaknesses. Data the Norwich Union shows that people working from their strengths perform better and stay with the company longer (Stefanyszyn, 2007).
Some questions as a leader are
Do you know what your strengths are?
How much do you use them at work?
How can you adapt to harness more of them or to a higher percentage at work?
How can I help my team do the same?
What would a 36% rise in productivity mean for us as a team?
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