"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein
Per Gallup: What leaders do -- or fail to do -- with this workforce potential has enormous implications for a company's future. Gallup's data show that simply learning their strengths makes employees 7.8% more productive, and teams that focus on strengths every day have 12.5% greater productivity. Investing in and focusing on employees' talents boosts employee and customer engagement, according to Gallup's research, which leads to higher levels of performance, profitability, productivity and greater earnings per share for businesses.
The strength of the strength-based system is that it can ultimately result in a sense of fulfillment for the worker. Gallup research shows that the employee who has the opportunity to utilize his strengths is six times more likely to be more actively involved in her occupational role, rather than those that don't. In fact, Gallup's research indicates that those who do not operate from a position of strength tend to achieve less, feel less fulfilled and interact poorly with other employees and customers.