Employees who are unaware of their strengths oftentimes force themselves down paths that are not right for their particular skills. This leads to lowered confidence and less hope, for the employees feel less empowered and certain of their work. These types of employees are more likely to dread going to work and achieve less on a daily basis.
Therefore, it is important for managers to encourage employees to identify their strengths so that they can utilize them on the job and consistently provide good performance. Once these strengths are recognized, certain tasks can be directed towards employees based on what they are better at. If employees invest time on their weakness opposed to their strengths, they risk settling with mediocre when they can be great in areas of their natural talents.