Martin Seligman, an esteemed psychologist, revolutionized our views towards psychology by promoting a whole new branch of study named “Positive Psychology:
‘Scientific study of optimal human functioning [that] aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive’.
Instead of focusing on the negative in life, positive psychology depicts the importance of shifting our perspectives to build on our best qualities. According to research, people who focus on strengths are more likely to be:
6 times more engaged in their job in the areas of satisfaction and impact
3 times more likely to have an excellent quality of life which means that they have better health, better relationships with their colleagues, friends and family members and better well-being.
For these reasons, strengths do motivate employees to work harder, hence higher productivity and efficiency at the workplace.
Based on this school of thought, Talent Academy recently delivered a Strengths-based Development Program to the employees of a listed electric company. Through interactive activities, employees were able to identify their unique strengths and learn to utilize their strengths to the fullest at work. Our facilitators not only guided the participants to “learn”, “love” and “leverage” their strengths, but they also delivered the message that strengths could be a double-edged sword too - we have to manage both the bright side and the dark side of talents.
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