A 2-decade long (still ongoing research) undertaken by multiple groups of leading psychologists from across the globe, has revealed that there are 24 Character Strengths that are naturally engrained in every human DNA. The understanding of these inner character strengths and their balanced use to face outer challenges is the key factor in accomplishing goals, and experiencing joy, happiness, and success. Knowledge and awareness of practicing ALL these Character Strengths have a profound positive impact on relationships, individual health, well-being, and spiritual growth!
The Science of Character Strength:
The 24 Character Strengths are embedded in our DNA and thus are our commonality and also become our uniqueness when we understand these and use them in a balanced manner depending on the need of the situation. These are strengths that when understood and practiced can be enhanced the talent and the skilled ability of any individual to accomplish any goal individually and collectively as a team member. The hierarchical combination of the 24 Character Strengths and the intensity of these Character Strengths in an Individual define the MOST NATURAL ABILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL. When the right talent, skill set, and natural ability of an Individual are aligned and positioned correctly in a Team, that Team becomes strong, resilient, mutually appreciating, respecting, and works cohesively as an Invincible Instrument (hands, eyes, and ears) of the Organisational Leader(s) to accomplish goals, and targets within the framework of the Organisations’ Values, Mission and Vision.
THE RIGHT FIT MATTERS – Research has shown that there are 7 team functions that need to be considered and covered in a Team Constitution. These are…
- Idea Creator: When working in a team, the creation of new ideas to come up with a solution for a difficult problem or task is essential. Thereby, Idea Creators are people with unconventional ways of coming to solutions and great ideas.
- Information Gatherer: Information Gatherer search for information, for example on topics such as best practices, new trends, potential vendors, competition, and so forth.
- Decision Maker: Decision Makers are processing all the information at hand, integrating it to make the best possible decision and clarify the goals.
- Implementer: Once a team has arrived at a decision on its direction, it needs to implement it. Thereby the Implementer constantly controls the current status and takes measures to work towards the goal.
- Influencer: Commonly, the work product of the team needs to be presented by the Influencer for acceptance internally (supervisors, administrators) and/or externally (customers). This is a process of influencing and being persuasive.
- Energizer: In the process of getting work done, Energizers are people that infuse energy into the work and others. Teams without enough energy can fall flat and struggle during times of pressure or prolonged projects that require endurance.
- Relationship Manager: Since the working of a team is a dynamic interplay of people and their relationships, the Relationship Manager helps to run relationships smoothly and to resolve conflicts.
To know more write to [email protected]
These videos are copyrighted and owned by Values In Action USA.