People who use their strengths every day are 6X more likely to feel engaged at work, 8% more productive, 15% less likely to leave and 3X more likely to have excellent quality of life¹.
Did you know that strengths aren’t just the things we’re good at?
Strengths are abilities that we have that are authentic, energising & easy for us to use. Science has shown that people who play to their strengths more often at work have increased performance and wellbeing.
‘Let’s Talk Strengths’ cards are easy-to-use for having conversations about our strengths and how to apply them more skilfully in our daily lives. These cards offer quick activities, action points or questions that can be used in a wide range of conversation activities and events such as meetings, 121’s, huddles or lunch’n’learns.
A great tool for managers, coaches, and L&D professionals.
A common misconception is that people who use their strengths every day are 6X more likely to feel engaged at work, 8% more productive, 15% less likely to leave and 3X more likely to have excellent quality of life¹.
Lots of organisations are adopting or using a strengths-based approach in areas across the employee lifecycle such as recruitment or performance. We know the real value of this goes beyond individuals knowing what their strengths are to actually apply this into work every day. The application has greatest effect when teams can support each other to do this effectively with regular, specific feedback.
This tool is designed to bridge the learning into application for teams and focuses the group in directed conversations that develop clear and transparent connections for performance. The is a self-facilitating team discussion tool designed to be used by groups of up to 12 people to open conversations around their strengths, (multiple mats can be used in order to cover larger teams, groups or whole organisations). It takes around two hours to complete and is a perfect lunchtime activity or form part of an away day with teams. It can be done in any space and only needs a table, pens and participants!
When purchasing the Let’s Talk Strengths Conversation Mat you will also receive a User Guide and FAQs, giving more information about the background and research behind the mat. These also offer information on how to prepare and deliver a session, the impact you should expect to see, and how to use the mat most effectively with teams.
– New teams: Get to know each other well and in ways that will rapidly onboard people and reduce the time it takes to perform.
– Collaboration: Getting teams to effectively and efficiently work together.
– Respect/ Diversity & Inclusion: Helping teams establish a positive foundation for respecting each other’s unique and individual contribution.
– Performance Management/Motivation: Create foundations of respect and transparency for regular team feedback and performance motivation.
– Self-Managing Teams: Supporting teams to take more ownership and accountability for their performance.
¹Flade, Apslund & Elliot, 2015
People who use their strengths every day are 6X more likely to feel engaged at work, 8% more productive, 15% less likely to leave and 3X more likely to have excellent quality of life¹. This notebook helps us reflect on how we and our colleagues apply our strengths day-to-day, and the positive impact this has on our work and relationships.
The questions and prompts throughout are designed to take us through the four stages of the emotional intelligence model, developing greater self-awareness and awareness of others so we are better able to manage ourselves and our relationships. The notebook supports this journey of learning and helps each person define strengths for themselves in a way that is fun and easy.
It’s packed with interactive activities, reflective questions and practical tasks, designed to keep strengths front of mind. The format helps incorporate learning naturally into daily activities and provides further tools and ideas for improving awareness around our strengths and opportunities to use them more.
It’s also an excellent resource for Managers with helpful prompts they can use in huddles and team meetings to initiate great strengths-focused conversations.
¹Flade, Apslund & Elliot, 2015