A strengths-based culture supports faculty, staff, and leadership in understanding and developing their talents while recognizing and utilizing them more effectively. Strengths-based institutions can further the educational mission in the following ways:
Faculty – Utilize individual talents to enhance teaching, research, and service; foster innovation and scholarship.
Staff – Maximize each individual’s potential; leverage personal strengths to achieve work outcomes while increasing engagement and productivity.
Leadership – Assist leaders in developing their talents into strengths further; help leaders recognize and utilize team members’ talents to benefit the entire team.
Students – Support all aspects of a student’s well-being; help students explore their educational pursuits while connecting their strengths to potential career paths.
The result is a campus community engaged at work and offering their “best selves” to enhance student experiences and outcomes.