“We are all fingers on the same hand. We may not look alike, but we are all needed.” – Ralphie May
I have three children who are all very unique individuals. My eleven-year-old daughter is wonderful at drawing, designing dresses and clothing regularly. My nine-year-old daughter is compassionate, most often thinking of how different scenarios will affect others. And my four-year-old son is fearless. As parents, my husband and I try to promote these strengths in each of our kids. We encourage creativity, empathy, and strength in all of our children, particularly with those who already thrive in those areas. Something else that we work on, though, is bringing those strengths together.
When you’re working with a team, it is important to recognize that each person has strengths and weaknesses. You can use these wisely in order to create the perfect balance on your team. Recognizing the contributions of others will make them feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves and may even result in increased productivity as well! To help bring balance to your projects, look at what skills everyone brings to the table so that tasks can be assigned accordingly. This way there will be less friction when members don’t want to take on certain responsibilities.
Think of your employees as fingers on the same hand. They each hold something precious in this world that can be utilized. They may be creative or organized or good at networking. One of best ways to foster the strengths of your employees is by providing them with a good work environment. Not only will this help them to be more productive, but it also will improve their quality of life and morale. Everyone can bring something to the table. Never forget that.