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Episode Info: Using the Strength-based Approach, An Interview with Emily Hutchinson  Bring in the positive vibes, never the negative vibes.  In this episode of The HR Uprising Podcast, Lucinda talks to Emily Hutchinson, the Director of EJH Consulting and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, about the benefits of strengths-based organisations. When the HR management practice to prioritise every individual’s fulfillment at the workplace, then high performance from everyone is ensured. So as the business grows, they also achieve personal development. Organisations and companies benefit more when everyone enjoys. It’s time to let go of the old ways (e.g. competency-based). Discover more about this approach when you tune in.  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Traditional psychology tend to focus more on what’s wrong with people rather than what’s right.  Strengths-based approach focuses on how the individuals should feel their best. You can be great at something but don’t really enjoy doing it.  For HR people, it’s easier to manage the team when you see that people love what they’re doing. No need for incentives or any kind of strategy to fuel dedication in their work. For the organisation, results are far better since everything’s more efficient.  It’s best to get a team that almost complement each other with regards to their strengths. That’s how you leverage the benefit of having a team.  BEST MOMENTS  “If we are able to help people in our business play or develop their strengths, it’s actually more powerful than working on weaknesses.”  “The value comes if we can actually make a difference to the individuals who make the difference in the organisation and to the organisation themself.”  “Tap into people who’s intrinsic motivation is of just what they love to do rather than what they’re just good at.”  VALUABLE RESOURCES  The HR Uprising Podcast: Conversation with Rob Briener | Apple | Spotify | Omny  ABOUT THE GUEST   Emily Hutchinson is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and the Director of EJH Consulting. For more than 20 years in her professional career, she’s had experience working with organisations and individuals to improve their performance.  emily@ejhconsulting.co.uk    ABOUT THE HOST  Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. It was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.  “If you look up, you rise up”  CONTACT METHOD  Join the LinkedIn community - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13714397/   Email: Lucinda@advancechange.co.uk   Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucindacarney/   Twi...
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