Virtual and hybrid teams now dominate the collaborative work environment. And with many contributors struggling in this new normal, operational efficiency is taking a hit.
Interpersonal conflict, employee disengagement, staff turnover, and other team issues typically stem from a lack of psychological safety and trust.
Experts have long encouraged people to play to their strengths. It makes good sense to build on what we like to do. And what we are good at.
A Harvard Business School study* discovered that knowing your strengths offers you a better understanding of how to deal with your weaknesses – and helps you gain the confidence to address them.
It allows you to say “I’m great at leading but lousy at numbers. So rather than teach me remedial math, get me a good finance partner.”
Indeed, understanding and acknowledging each person’s strengths can be a team building experience.
And now it is!
*HBR, February 2005