Strength-based organizations

Posted: February 16, 2010 in career
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As are so many truths, the concept of “strength-based organizations” seems to be obvious. Why would any company or business ask their people to do something they aren’t good at? To cite a quote (inaccurately, I am sure) from a Marcus Buckingham article I read years ago, “Companies should stop trying to make people things they aren’t and use them for what they are.”

So true, yet most organizations are struggling to stay afloat, much less seeking to devote the time and energy they would like to in developing the talent of their workforce.

Here’s the shorthand for this quandary – YOU discover what you are best at, what inspires and enthuses you, what causes you to lose track of time and space, etc., and then seek a way to do it for the company you work for! If it does not exist there, maybe it’s time to start looking.

This can create a Win-Win scenario for all involved. Your employer gets the very best Return On Investment from you as a worker, and you can stop calling Wednesday “Hump Day!”

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