For a very long time, the world has revolved around our weaknesses, our mistakes and how to fix them. Society is almost exclusively focused on people’s shortcomings, so organisational development training and education is a life wisdom of “learn as much as you can, in case you need it” trying to turn us all into what we are not, distracting attention from what we are really good at.
A global study has confirmed what anyone can easily see in their everyday life: unfortunately, 80% of people have very little idea of what really determines their own performance, what they should do themselves and what to delegate, how to stay motivated, or how to be successful in the long term.
According to research conducted by the Gallup Institute, employees who use their strengths at work every day are significantly more motivated and outperform those who try to succeed by improving their weaknesses.
Furthermore, organisations that build on the strengths of their employees (as opposed to solely developing weaknesses) achieve on average
- ~50% higher profitability,
- ~44% higher employee and customer satisfaction and
- ~50% lower turnover.