People improve faster and further on areas where they are already strong and gain satisfaction, than they do in areas where they are weak. This is contrary to some perceptions that focus on developing weaknesses brings the greatest return. In fact, developing areas of weakness only frustrates people and focuses their energy on becoming ‘well rounded’, rather than exceptional.
The leading research in performance shows that, irrespective of industry or nationality, the greatest indicator of a team’s productivity is the sense within individuals that:
“I have the chance to use my strengths every day at work.”