If you’re looking to grow your business or advance your career, finding and leveraging your strengths could be the most important thing you can do.
According to Gallup, a strength is defined as a natural ability or talent that allows you to consistently provide near perfect performance in an activity. Strengths-based companies are better performers—accelerating employee potential, boosting team performance and improving company growth.
According to Gallup, the ROI of strengths include:
- 12.5% greater productivity
- 8.9% better profitability
- 14.0% lower turnover rates
You and your team will be at your best when you identify, develop and lead with your strengths.
What are your strengths? What do you do best? Where can you be the strongest? What do you want to be known for?
Once you know the answers to these questions, then you’ll want to spend your time, energy and focus on identifying, developing your strengths and creating a culture of execution based on strengths.
Better and Better
The stronger your strengths become the greater impact you will have. Strengths and motivation go hand in hand. When these work together, your performance improves. But, if you’re stuck doing things that don’t leverage your strengths, your drive and performance will suffer along with your career advancement.
By creating opportunities for people to identify, develop, and use their strengths at work, you can crack the code to finding the secret ingredient of organizational performance: Employee engagement.
Engagement Boosts Performance
It’s proven that strengths-based organizations are more engaged, and engaged companies are stronger. According to Gallup, employees who focus on their strengths are 6 times more engaged in their jobs and experience 3 times the quality of life.
Engaged employees have an emotional commitment to the organization and its goals. They don’t just work for a paycheck. They care about their work and their company.
Numerous studies show employee engagement boosts organizational performance. The ROI of engagement follows a kind of performance ladder:
Engaged companies also experience typical business outcomes such as reductions in safety incidents, shrinkage, absenteeism and turnover.
The world doesn’t need another average business. The world doesn’t need another average you. The world needs the BEST you. With a strengths-based approach, you, your team and your business can become an unstoppable force of positive momentum!