Strengths-based management makes our team successful – and you can be our newest addition!
Strength-based management allows teams in the workplace to focus on an individual’s personal strengths and cultivating them through meaningful work. This method doesn’t just sound good on paper – it can result in drastic increases in profits and employee engagement and dramatic decreases in employee turnover (Gallup).
At Viv, rather than an employee continually working in a setting or on a project that doesn’t fit their skillset or passions, they are encouraged to work in ways that generate confidence, energy, clarity, creativity, and stability.
If this sounds like an ideal workplace for you, we encourage you to check out our open positions! If you aren’t sure, read on to find out how we practice what we preach.
We pride ourselves on demonstrating strengths-based management in three concrete ways:
- Managing ourselves: team members set their own work hours outside of meetings, so they can work when they have the most energy and still have thriving personal lives. We also encourage team members to set aside time for journaling, meditation, exercise, and ideation, all of which facilitate calm and self-knowledge and allow us to show up as our best selves.
- Managing our team and clients: we’re big fans of personality tests and discussing our results with each other (recently, we did the Big 5 Assessment and Gretchen Rubin’s 4 Tendencies quiz). When work styles or personalities clash, we engage with compassion and curiosity. Why is this person unable to focus today? What would they need to fill this gap in their skillset? And, instead of obsessing over negative patterns in others, we get curious about our own reactivity, so we can get to a place of wanting to help.
- Managing our projects: each project gets 5 phases (discovery, sketching, development, quality assurance (QA), and maintenance). We put people in charge of each of those phases whose skill sets and talents lend themselves to them. For example, our most curious and creative people thrive in the discovery phase. Our most conscientious people thrive in development and QA.
You can hear more about Viv’s strengths-based management strategy in a recent LinkedIn video by our Principal and Lead Strategist, Suzan Brinker.
We attribute our agency’s steady growth in our team and client base over the last two years to our commitment to strength-based management. Our success means that we are looking for several marketing folks to join our team – view our open positions here! If there aren’t any that suit your skills at this moment, we encourage you to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for hiring updates.