Here’s a question that scientists are saying can really matter:
Workplaces can be very demanding and stressful. It is not uncommon to hear the advice to “play to your strengths” or “use your strengths more at work.” Some individuals will take this recommendation and start using their teamwork strength more or start to apply their gratitude strength each day.
New research is discovering that the key idea is not only that you use your strengths but that you use several of your best strengths in your work environment. Researchers have found that you are more likely to have positive experiences at work if you are using at least FOUR of your signature strengths. Those individuals who expressed less than four of their top strengths had less positive work experiences.
Here’s how to put this new finding into action:
Harzer, C., & Ruch, W. (2012): When the job is a calling: The role of applying one’s signature strengths at work. Journal of Positive Psychology. DOI:10.1080/17439760.2012.702784
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