An Introduction to Strengths at Work

Fairhurst P | Opinion Paper OP8 | Institute for Employment Studies | Oct 2007

In many organisations, development is based on identifying where people could do better, their 'gaps' and areas of poor performance, and trying to fix these. Much less time is spent on what people already do well and what energises them, and using these as a basis for developing high performance.

This opinion paper explains how switching the focus to what works and what people's strengths are, leads to much higher energy levels and ultimately to better performance.