A growing body of research is finding that people who play to their strengths at work:
- Are happier
- Experience less stress
- Feel healthier and have more energy
- Feel more satisfied with their lives
- Are more confident
- Experience faster growth and development
- Are more creative and agile at work
- Feel more satisfied and experience more meaning in their work.
- Are more engaged in their work
In addition there is evidence that
- Managers who focus on people’s strengths experience improved team performance and greater success.
- Leaders who focus on the strengths of employees benefit from lower levels of staff turnover, higher levels of productivity, more satisfied customers, and greater profitability.
See https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/functioning-flourishing/201411/ten-reasons-focus-your-strengths for an overview of the evidence and research.
In addition see Linley, P. Alex; Harrington, Susan (2010). Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work. Oxford University Press. p. 327. ISBN 978-0-19-533544-6. and http://engagingminds.co.uk/sbr/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/How-strengths-based-recruitment-transforms-organisations.pdf for further details on how playing to your strengths can deliver positive outcomes in the workplace.