Entrepreneurship is not for everyone because it is full of challenges, and ups and downs that may deter someone from trying again. For those who tread the trail fraught with difficulties, however, the rewards are more than a make up for the uncertainty of their own business. The best organisations manage to identify their strengths and leverage these to become excellent in their niches and maintain their competitive advantage. Following this same path enables you to realise your business potential.
Focusing on Workforce Strengths
A coach conducting business mentoring programs explains that focusing on improving the weaknesses of your workforce is a myth. Instead of doing this, concentrating on an employee’s strengths will empower them and boost their performance and productivity. Teaching your supervisors and managers how to identify their personnel’s strengths instils confidence in their tasks. Providing strengths-based feedback and discussions about their work elicit first-rate performance from employees.
Spreading talent thin leads to confusion and poor performance; the same also occurs when an employee doesn’t fit in their role. Job mismatches lead to low productivity and job satisfaction, which may cause top talent to quit to look for greener pastures. Matching an employee with their job based on their strengths increases their engagement. An engaged person will likely work harder and is more willing to go the extra mile to reach business objectives. They will also find their jobs satisfying, and their goals attainable and meaningful.
Recruitment Based on Strength
If you are recruiting talent or choosing among candidates, focus the process in determining strengths. Do so by defining the strengths the job requires and your company’s organisational culture. Once you establish this implement a talent strategy to attract people who have these characteristics or have the potential to gain these.
Keeping the focus on strengths works wonders for your company; it empowers current employees and sets the foundation for finding talent that fits your organisation.