Last Updated Jun 12, 2008 6:56 PM EDT
The answer appears to be a resounding no.
I say "appears" because the data seems based on self-reporting, which is not very reliable.
But I believe it when 55 percent of workers say they've had no training in their strengths, because organizations usually target training at weaknesses, at what we don't know how to do. In fact, that number seems low.
Other salient numbers:
- 18 percent of those surveyed say they spend less than a fifth of their time using their strengths;
- 9 percent say they use their strengths more 80 percent of the time;
- Only 30 percent say they use their strengths a majority of the time.
Should businesses focus more on strength training for employees?