How To Make The Most Out Of Limited Resources?

Budget constraints are a major problem for many organisations and businesses. They affect workplace decisions, technology levels and expansion opportunities. But should companies and businesses accept their fate according to the limitation of resources? 

Of course not! 

These days, more organisations are taking a proactive approach towards optimising their resources. For example, some companies have turned to automated chatbots in lieu of live call agents since they’re more cost-effective. 

In fact, a great number of customers prefer A.I. chatbots due to their precision at handling FAQs, 24/7 availability and they’re anodyne (unlikely to offend anyone). Duolingo, the popular language-learning platform, has one of the most intuitive chatbots that have won the support of many users. 

Advanced technology may do wonders in resource management but there is one resource that often goes underutilised and overlooked. 

And that resource is manpower. 

A company may have 10 employees but what if each of those 10 individuals are able to double their contributions with the right management and training techniques? The good news is that every leader has the ability to raise the capabilities of their team members. There is no need for system updates, hardware installations or time-consuming reboots. All it takes is the sheer power of strengths engagement. 

The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Solution

Dr. Donald O. Clifton was an American psychologist who believed that each person is capable of maximising their greatest potential by identifying and working on their natural strengths. The idea gave rise to the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder), which is an online assessment that uncovers individuals’ unique strengths and talent themes.

These talent themes determine how each person naturally feels, thinks and acts in every aspect of life. By implementing the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder), organisational leaders can engage their employees according to their unique abilities, which can improve overall performance. 

In other words, the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) can make the most out of limited manpower, through unlocking the greatest potential in each employee. 

The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) assessment enables employers to narrow down to what each individual does best. There are 34 talent themes with varying characteristics that make up the fabric of society. 

By taking the CliftonStrengths online test, individuals can learn more about their dominant talent themes and discover ways of developing them. 

Additionally, it allows individuals to understand more about how they can better collaborate with others with different strengths. An organisation greatly benefits when employees of diverse strengths combine their talents to offset individual weaknesses. 

Benefits of the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder)

The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) helps you to become your best self. Through strengths engagement, employees are kept comfortable, motivated and happy at the workplace, which in turn, drives core performance. 

Things get a whole lot easier when focus is shifted to what we’re naturally drawn to. The process is equivalent to nurturing a passion that you’ve always had burning within you. For example, someone with the Learner CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) talent theme is always excited to pick up something new. Every learning process provides the individual with great satisfaction and they’re always gearing up for the earliest opportunity to share their new skills or knowledge. 

An employer could bring out the best in a person with the Learner attribute by granting them a role that presents multiple learning opportunities – as opposed to a position of routine and repetition. 

Through the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) assessment, leaders can optimise their most precious resource, manpower, and elevate  productivity to the next level. How will you engage your team today?


StrengthsAsia has helped many individual and corporate clients all throughout the region in identifying and maximizing their talents, in driving engagement and increasing motivation in their work and life.

If you want to learn more about the 34 talent themes or discover how you can apply your talent themes in the areas of your work and your life, feel free to reach out to us here.

A devotee at the altar of language and a celebrant of expression. Laurenzo has written for various SMEs, MNCs, startups and international brands over the last three years. He specializes in topics of psychology, lifestyle, employee management, and digital trends.

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