What does a strengths-based organization look like? How can you make StrengthsFinder stick and become embedded in the DNA of your culture? Strengths Now, Inc. is committed to helping you create a strategy to infuse the strengths model throughout your organization.
Our goal is to partner with you to create a sustainable strengths-based culture far beyond handing out codes or a book. We offer a 5-phase approach to building a Strengths-Based culture. Managing change with a strengths-based approach can blend two companies to form a unified organization with common goals and provide a unique competitive advantage.
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Cultural transformations take time
"I hired Sara and the Strengths Now team to launch a StrengthsFinder initiative for our campus. This was a large-scale project that spanned students, staff, and faculty. Not only does Strengths Now have an expert understanding of the model, they consistently delivered training that got our community engaged and created buy-in. They were true partners who quickly ascertained our culture, our needs, and what success looked like. Because of Strengths Now, we now have a sustainable strengths movement on our campus.”
- Dr. Andrew Shepardson, Vice President of Student Affairs, Bentley University
At Strengths Now, we use Gallup’s Q12 engagement survey to get qualitative data on the current engagement of any team, department, or division. This custom twelve question survey quickly and easily provides a litmus test of employee engagement.
Strengths Now partners with leaders to understand results and respond to identified challenges or gaps. We use Q12 to find the engagement level of a team when the level is unknown or determine if current initiatives are having an impact.
As organizations reorganize for speed and agility to stay competitive, authority is becoming less centralized than in the past. Teams constantly form, disband, and reform according to the needs of specific projects and customers. Technology has made it possible to stay coordinated as people become more mobile and their job descriptions are less permanent. Therefore, employees need a higher level of self-awareness to navigate their careers amid organizational environments that are more fluid than ever before.
Gallup's research proves that if there is one area of focus with the potential to transform entire organizational cultures to help meet these needs -- and deliver improved business outcomes, too -- it is a strengths-based approach to management. Team members who know each other's strengths more effectively relate to one another, avoiding potential conflicts and boosting group cohesion. Strengths-based development immediately changes their conversations. It creates a more positive dialogue, and it boosts the team's overall engagement and performance. This ultimately leads to a competitive advantage.
As organizations continue to evolve in response to the ongoing digitization of work, they will require new ways to ensure teamwork, proper communication among employees, and making the best use of each other's skills.
"Strengths Now has had a transformational impact on our department, the way we view ourselves and each other, and the way we work together to reach our goals. Through both group retreats and leadership workshops, Sara Regan and the team helped us see how our varied themes play out in real life. This model is one I know I will continue to rely on, and revisit, for the rest of my career. I’ve even passed along insights to friends and family members facing workplace challenges." – Marketing Manager, Health Care