Personal strengths and employee commitment
Positive psychology tools for the well-being at work: Managing with strengths for optimal engagement at work
Current management literature suggests that one of the best, if not the best, ways to achieve employee engagement is through recruiting, training and developing for strengths. A strength is conceptualised as “a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is authentic and energising to the user, and enables optimal functioning, development and performance” (Linley, 2008). A meta-analysis of more than 300,000 employees in 51 companies demonstrated that work teams scoring above the median on the number of employees who get to use their top strengths daily had 38% higher productivity scores and 44% higher customer loyalty and employee retention scores (Harter & Schmidt, 2002).
This workshop provides executives and managers with insights and skills to create, implement and sustain a high engagement culture through helping their employees to identify and harness their strengths. Participants will learn about interviewing for strengths, creating opportunities for their use and designing strength-facilitating environments. Being the only fully independent workshop of this type in the world, it will enable participants to try out, compare and contrast three dominant approaches to strengths assessment.
Why choose this topic?
- to construct a business case for strength-based employee engagement
- to recognise the value of strengths as a pathway to employee engagement
- to able to identify, deploy and develop your own strengths and those of others
- to design and build each role in order to enable top performance
- to learn how to devise strength-based teams and partnerships