Focus on strengths to build high performing teams

The organisational practice of investing in those with potential and casting aside others who are deemed as not being able to grow is unsupported by evidence and can be harmful. Many of our youngest workers suffer from this because current tertiary education focuses strongly on developing technical skills but not interpersonal skills that help them to engage in teams and understand what their personal strengths are, writes Renata Sguario, Founder, Maxme 

HR and business leaders need to focus on strengths, the combination of talent, skill and knowledge, in order to build high performing teams that excel. Bringing together the right mix of individuals whose strengths complement each other is key. When it comes to the right blend of talent, focusing on an individual’s strengths has no age, gender or cultural barrier.

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