Pumping up employees' abilities leads to bottom-line results

03/1/2011 | Gallup Management Journal (free content)

Engaged employees lead to better productivity, but research shows it's also critical that companies help employees identify their strengths and then help develop those abilities, Jim Asplund and Nikki Blacksmith write. "By explicitly acknowledging the uniqueness of each employee, organizations can energize workers' independent thinking and creativity. This in turn tends to make their activities more financially productive," they write.

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