Friday, April 3, 2020

Creating Strengths Based Teams

Do you dream of a high performing and more engaged team? A team that enjoys their work, collaborates well and achieves great outcomes?

This ‘dream team’ can be made a reality by tapping into the unique strengths of each member in your team.

We all have unique strengths – activities we perform well and find energising. Research shows that when we understand and use our strengths regularly, we are:

  • Happier and more confident
  • More energetic with higher levels of self-esteem
  • Less stressed and more resilient

Identifying the strengths of your individual team members and developing them to their full potential can bring about significant benefits – both in their day to day working life, and for enhancing workplace productivity and consumer outcomes.

By harnessing the unique power of their people, organisations have the opportunity to increase employee engagement by 73% and heighten employee performance by 21-36%.

Overall, businesses who manage for strengths are:

  • 44% more likely to earn high customer satisfaction scores
  • 38% more likely to work with high-productivity teams
  • 50% more likely to have lower employee turnover

When workplaces invest in creating strength-based teams, essential functions are enhanced, including:

  • Talent management
  • Relationships and communication
  • Engagement and wellbeing
  • Delegation
  • Creativity
  • Role clarity

To discuss how you can start building your team based on strengths, please contact me today.

References: Richardson & West, 2009; Losada and Heaphy, 2004; Harter & Schmidt, 2002

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