Strenghts based teamwork

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Strenghts based teamwork

  1. 1. Strengths-Based TeamWork Sepide Pourmarashi 1
  2. 2. What Is TEAMWORK? 2
  3. 3. What Is TEAMWORK? A kind of work that blends individual STRENGTHS so that they complement each other, and in doing so brings people together with a sense of friendship and shared vision So That strengths applied in a common direction towards meaningful goals. 3
  4. 4. Strengths Discovery “Bringing Talent To Life” 4
  5. 5. Performance Equation 5 PERFORMANCE Skills Talent & Type Knowledge What you know What you can do WHO YOU ARE
  6. 6. What Is Talent? 6
  7. 7. What Is Talent? Recurring patterns of thoughts, feeling or behavior 7
  8. 8. How Talents Develop? 8
  9. 9. A Recipe For Strengths TALENT X Investment  time spent practicing  developing your skills  building your knowledge base = Strength 9
  10. 10. What Are Strengths? By refining our dominant talents with skill and knowledge, we can create strengths : the ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance in a given activity (Clifton & Harter, 2003) 10
  11. 11. Where We Are Now? (Gallup Survey)  What percentage of typical day do you spend playing your strengths? 11 “Most of the time: 17%” “Most of the time: 17%”
  12. 12. Where We Are Now? (Gallup Survey)  Which will help you be most successful? (Weakness Fixing OR Strength Building) 12 Weakness Fixing: 59% Weakness Fixing: 59% Strengths Building: 41% Strengths Building: 41%
  13. 13. Strengths Philosophy  “Individuals gain more when they build on their talents, than when they make comparable efforts to improve their areas of weakness” (Clifton & Harter , 2003) 13
  14. 14. 14 Weakness Fixing Model -All behaviors can be learned: • If you try hard enough, you can do it. • If you want it badly enough, you can do it. • If you dream it, you can achieve it. -Weakness-fixing leads to success.
  15. 15. Frustration(Disappointment) Anger  De-motivation  Resentment (feeling of ill will) Lack of employee engagement 15 Results Of Weakness Fixing Model
  16. 16. Chance of being engaged at work when the organization does not focus on Strengths? (According To Gallup Survey) 16 Results Of Weakness Fixing Model 9%9%
  17. 17. 17 Strengths Building Model -Some behaviors can be learned. Many are nearly impossible to learn. There is a difference between talent, skills, and knowledge. -The best in a role deliver the same outcomes, but use different behaviors. -Weakness-fixing prevents failure. Strengths-building leads to success.
  18. 18. Strengths Awareness Confidence Self-Efficacy Motivation To Excel  Employee Engagement 18 Results Of Strengths Building Model
  19. 19. 19 Results Of Strengths Building Model Chance of being engaged at work when the organization focus on Strengths? (According To Gallup Survey) 73%73%
  20. 20. Engagement At Work 20 “Our team beat the record again?” ENGAGED “Let’s go for lunch early” NOT-ENGAGED “Our leadership is really screwed up” ACTIVELY DISENGAGED
  21. 21. Knowing Our Strengths  Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong…. (Business guru, Peter Drucker 1909-2005) 21
  22. 22. What Are Strengths?  Most of us:  Little /no answers of strengths  Confuse strengths with knowledge  Keen awareness of weaknesses (Parents, Schools, Employers) 22
  23. 23. What Are Strengths?  #1:  Myth: As you grow, your personality changes  Truth: As you grow, you become more of who you already are 23
  24. 24. What Are Strengths?  #2:  Myth: You will grow the most in your areas of greatest weakness  Truth: You will grow the most in your areas of greatest strengths 24
  25. 25. What Are Strengths?  #3:  Myth: A good team member does whatever it takes to help the team  Truth: A good team member deliberately volunteers his strengths to the team most of the time 25
  26. 26. What Are Strengths?  Strengths:  Before doing an activity: You look forward to do it  While doing it: You feel effective  After doing it: You feel fulfilled & authentic 26
  27. 27. What Are Strengths?  4 S.I.G.N Of Strengths:  1-Success: Self-Efficacy, Activities that  Fulfill and sustain  Energize  Generate positive feelings  2-Instinct: Activities that  You are drawn to  You volunteer for  You look forward to  May be a bit scary 27
  28. 28. What Are Strengths?  4 S.I.G.N Of Strengths:  3-Growth: Activities that  Feel easy and effortless  Don’t seem to require you to concentrate  Make time speed by  Bring you happiness  4-Needs: Activities that  Seems to fill innate need  Feel authentic and correct  Feel satisfying  Charge your “batteries” 28
  29. 29. Why Focus On Strengths? 29  Speed: People operating from strength learn the role faster and adapt to more variance in the role quicker.  Productivity and Precision: People operating from strength produce significantly more at higher quality.  Longevity and Attendance: People operating from strength stay longer, miss less work, and build stronger customer relationships.
  30. 30. Recognizing & Putting Talent To Work 30  Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the result of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths.
  31. 31. Recognizing & Putting Talent To Work 31  Results of the research are 34 themes that were developed that became the common language for talent. These are very specific terms that describe what people do well.
  32. 32. Recognizing & Putting Talent To Work 32 Achiever Connectedness Harmony Positivity Activator Consistency Ideation Relator Adaptability Context Includer Responsibility Analytical Deliberative Individualization Restorative Arranger Developer Input Self-Assurance Belief Discipline Intellection Significance Command Empathy Learner Strategic Communication Focus Maximizer Woo Competition Futuristic Clifton StrengthsFinder Theme
  33. 33. References:  StrengthsFinder 2.0 ; Tom Rath ; Gallup Press; 2007  Strengths Based Leadership; Tom Rath , Barry Conchie; Gallup Press; 2008  Comprehensive Strengths Based Approach To The First-Year Experience; Laurie A. Schreiner, Ph.D.; Eileen Hulme, Ph.D.; Azusa Pacific University: 2006 Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience  Building A Strengths-Based Organization (International Facilities Management Association Austin, Texas, May 13, 2010, Melinda Figeley Dean, SPHR  National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers ;August 21, 2006;Omaha, Nebraska  Strengths-Based Performing Teams, Facilitator; Presenter: Chiquita T. Tuttle, MBA, Marketing Management & Health Care Consulting, LLC, Oakland, California 94605, Bananactt@comcast.net  Strengths and Leadership; Presented by: Jeremy David Jones 33
  34. 34. Thanks For Your Attention 34

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