Organisations are increasingly striving for higher productivity, cost-reduction and results. A strengths-based talent selection and development strategy can help HR and business leaders realise the strengths of each person in the organisation as well as potential hires. This approach leverages resources and motivates performance, making people feel more energised and engaged in their work.
Performance management is often seen simply as dealing with disciplinary issues or poor performers. Many managers don’t like and avoid performance conversations. Too often they lack the skills, positive frameworks and motivation to do it well. Strengths-based performance management equips managers to manage the performance and motivation of each team member in an active, individualised and positive way.
It also yields exceptionally high returns. In a major global study, when people focussed on their strengths during appraisals, their performance rose a massive 36%. When they focussed on weaknesses, performance dropped by 27%.