At some point in your leadership career, you will probably be asked: what are some of strengths of the organization and how the organization can leverage it for better results and more success. If you think you can take your organization to new heights but you don’t know your strengths, think again.
The key to success is clearly knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your organization and deciding to develop the strengths rather than getting irritated and wasting time worrying about your weaknesses. In addition, knowing the right culture that supports and sustains individuals and collaboration is essential.
Your organization will become more effective and experience more success and advancement. There is no denying the fact that employees are most engaged in their work when they feel that they are doing their best and competently adding every day. But this is only possible when you will know the strengths of your team and know how to use them for more positive results.
Here are some tips to assist you improve culture and performance in the workplace:
- Know your employees: If you are planning to leverage the strengths of your organization then knowing your employees is important. It is important to know your best people. Make a list of their past and present performance and know the things they look forward to do in future. This will assist you arrive at what their unique core competencies are and where the strength lies.
- Get feedback: When it comes to knowing the strengths of your organization, public opinion might not be your perfect tool, but the colleagues and senior staff are a good resource to assist you and provide effective feedback.
- Be strong: Now that you know what the strengths of your organization are, focus on these. Don’t try to beat your shortcomings. In a study conducted on the world’s most successful individuals and organizations, it was found that these people and organizations focus on their strengths and continue to get better at this. Employees, who are allowed to do what they are good at, are more fulfilled, engaged and successful.
- Use Organization View ™: The Organization View™ diagnostic delivers a comprehensive picture of the state of the organization’s strengths drawn by the people who know best: the people who work here every day. It is an ideal way for leadership of the organization to see where the organization is strong and healthy, and where high potential improvements can be leveraged.
Knowing the strengths of your organization and having a framework and approach to increase their impact is a great way to make your organization more successful. When done in a right way, it is a win-win for the employees, leaders and the organization.