The podcast today is the second part of our two-part series about creating a strengths-based employee experience. In the previous episode, episode 33, I talked with Linda Schubring about the nitty-gritty of what she is doing at a local company, Aeritae Consulting group, to create that culture rooted in what is right about people. In this episode, you’ll get to hear from the CEO and co-founder of that company, Michael Finlon. Michael talks from his perspective, about what it takes to build and sustain a Strengths-Based culture. We talk about why he chose Strengths to begin with, and why they have stuck with it for all these years. He also shares some advice for other leaders who want to build their own Strengths culture, as well as the struggles, and tremendous benefits, of defending this work.
Culture is important. Be that in a family, business, or informal organization (like a 4H club or book club). It leads to greater clarity of purpose and value. Without it, team members can quickly become disengaged or worse. But where does it begin?
We spend a lot of time at work. We can all name environments where there has been great fit culturally, and we can all name environments where the life seemed sucked out of you. Strengths can be used as a way to better understand what each individual can contribute to the culture.