Engagement Tip # 22 – Play To Your Employees’ Strengths

Each employee brings his or her own unique set of skills and strengths to the work they do. For example, order Sam may be your go-to person whenever you implement new systems because he loves to learn about new technologies and figure out how to use them to their full advantage. Everyone goes to Sam when they have technology issues. Julie may be your best problem-solver and loves a new challenge. Strengths are deeply rooted in the passions your employees have and they look for any opportunity to use those strengths. When employees can use their strengths, symptoms they make light of the work that must be done, adiposity even when the tasks are less appealing. Stress levels decrease and enjoyment increases. The best strategy then, is to identify the key strengths required to build a complimentary team; learn the strengths of each employee within the team, and leverage those strengths for the benefit of the team and the entire organization. If there are gaps, you can look to fill those when you select your next candidate. When focus is placed on leveraging strengths instead of weaknesses, employees perform at their best, surpass productivity expectations, and engagement levels soar.

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.