Are your managers having the right conversations? That’s the title of an interesting article I just read about the impact managers can have on employees by engaging in meaningful discussion about employees’ strengths. The article links to studies that show developing their strengths helps employees to be more engaged, happier and healthier. Engaged employees are less likely to leave an organization, and even more significant, they drive business results.
A discussion about employees strengths – that’s a good part of what a career conversation should look like, and that’s what we encourage when we work with managers to help equip them to have meaningful career conversations with their direct reports.