Have you ever wondered what drives productivity within the workplace, at school or for any given role within society? The attitude of a person is defined by many organisations as being the catalyst for aptitude and performance. Unfortunately, few employers realise that attitude is dependent on the natural way a person thinks, which forms a crucial part of their strengths.
Each individual possesses a combination of innate strengths or talent DNAs , which determine thought, feeling and action. Strengthening these talent themes will bring out the best in a person. This is the basis of the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) assessment, a system that may bring a paradigm shift to the climate of your workplace.
CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) and Productivity
Productivity is determined by our contributions, which are in turn, influenced by our strengths. Thus, by identifying and developing our core strengths, employees can achieve greater productivity at an exponential rate. This is in contrast to traditional training methods that focus on fixing weaknesses, which have proven to be less effective.
By applying the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) concept to industrial productivity, organisations can empower employees in newfound ways by creating more positive environments that optimise the working experience for every employee.
Individuals who apply the results of the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) are reported to be six times more engaged in their work environment and enjoy up to three times the quality of life!
Improving Productivity Via a More Engaged and Motivated Workforce
Motivation is the force that guides individuals towards improved performance. The recurring keyword here is focus. A greater focus on unique strengths or talent themes could lead to transformational levels of engagement and productivity.
A report titled Re-engineering Performance Management by the Gallup organisation (the company behind the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) assessment) sheds light on some insightful figures regarding employees from around the globe.
According to the meta analysis of the report:
- Only 2 in 10 employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.
- 30% of employees strongly agree that their managers involve them in goal-setting. Employees who were involved in goal-setting are up to 3.6 times more likely to be engaged than employees who aren’t involved.
Perhaps the most shocking discovery was that companies in the USA alone were losing between $960 million to $1.2 billion a year due to a lack of proper employee engagement.
It is clear that productivity levels seem to correlate with employee engagement. Changing the approach to staff empowerment techniques might be the answer.
CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Helps Uncover How You’re Most Productive
CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) revisits the keyword we’ve alluded: focus. By attuning yourself to your dominant CliftonStrengths talent themes (there are 34 in all), you’re able to aim your purpose towards greater engagement in your work environment.
Employers can further develop these identified strengths by offering specialised training that maximise the potential of their staff, by offering opportunities to test out these talents in a real-life setting.
Instead of asking how you can improve productivity levels in the current capacity of your position, CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) assesses the best options based on natural talents.
Many workers may find themselves uninspired and frustrated by unsuitable arrangements that inevitably lead to disengagement. This constant conflict against self-belief can be disastrous – stifling individuals as well as their organisations.
Thankfully, the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) is changing how we perceive the world of human dynamics. More importantly, we’re finally aware of how we’re most productive – a burning question that will determine the course of businesses and careers.
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.