CIS-EARCOS 2017: Teams


Why Strengths matter

Employees who used four or more of their signature strengths had more positive work experiences and work-as-a-calling than those who expressed less than four (Harzer & Ruch, 2012a).

People who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job. Gallup

At Facebook, we try to be a strengths-based organization, which means we try to make jobs fit around people rather than make people fit around jobs. We focus on what people’s natural strengths are and spend our management time trying to find ways for them to use those strengths every day.”² -Sheryl Sandberg-

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High Function teams need certain key characteristics

Our research shows that teams that possess three broad characteristics are more likely to achieve the high performance for which companies are striving:

  • A shared vision: With a clear goal in mind for the team as a whole, individual members are able to establish a clear line of sight between their specific day-to-day responsibilities and the broader, long-term objectives of the business.
  • The right mix: Dealing with today’s complex business problems requires companies to think more broadly about team composition. Today, technology and globalization have encouraged companies to look further afield by recruiting members from different organizational functions and geographical regions of the world.
  • Commitment to quality and results: High-performance teams have a shared commitment to quality and results. They focus on achieving the highest standards and the best outcome, and are aligned behind achieving this goal.

Read the Five Dysfunctions of Team.

Read Martin Seligman’s Flourish

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