Work Life Effectiveness
Work to Your Strengths
Work to Your Strengths
What’s the best way to develop your work life effectiveness? Well, perhaps it’s to apply the basics of strengths-based management to both your work-life and to your personal life.
No happy manager can afford to ignore this insightful approach to management. This article summarises some of the basic questions you can ask, to help you make the most of your strengths. Whether at home or at work.
This is one of our Manage in a Minute pages. These contain essential tips on fundamental management topics. No fuss or side-tracks, they get straight to the point. Here, in a series of bullet points which can be read in a minute (ish!), are some essential tips on work life effectiveness.
Follow these 15 suggestions to help you think about your work life effectiveness. They begin with questions to help you identify your strengths. This is not necessarily an easy activity, but it’s a crucial one. Set aside some time to think through what you are good at.
Then think about the questions that encourage you to learn more about yourself. Perhaps you’ll be able to decide what it is you really want to do!
It would be superficial to suggest that discovering “who you are” is something you can do overnight. However, knowing more about yourself can help you make choices about what you do. In the words of Panasonic founder, Konosuke Matsushita:
“Be yourself. Once you know what you like to do, what you are good at, then all you have to do is work hard at it.”
If you do have the time to read more on this topic, follow the full discussion in our article: Goal Setting Activity. Or look at other detailed discussions on some of our related articles in the Goal Setting Knowledge Hub.
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Excellent information to get everything back into perspective.
I am currently producing learning materials to support the Institute of Leadership and Management’s VRQ at Level 4 and would like to incorporate some of your stuff into the workbooks.
Excellent really helpful!!