Category: Business, HR
Publication date: April 20, 2021
Extent: 256 pages

The Strengths-Based Organization

How to boost inclusivity, wellbeing and performance

Emily Hutchinson
Caroline Brown

Ways to buy

Paperback and eBook Bundle

Book description

Every leader cares about inclusivity, wellbeing and performance. For technical organizations these issues are especially acute: in the least diverse sectors, with every-increasing issues around mental health and resilience, companies need to realize continuous gains in performance and productivity to stay ahead,or even just to stay in the game,in a fiercely competitive space. How can leaders square the circle?This book will show you how to build a Strengths-Based Organization: an organization which is based on the scientific understanding of what helps individuals to flourish and organizations to reap the benefits.

Hutchinson and Brown describe the strengths-based approach as a ‘gold mine’. So too is this book, full of valuable insights, practical advice and powerful examples” Dr Jolyon Maddocks, author of Emotional Intelligence at Work

The world changes fast, but the core nature of people remains constant even in times of massive upheaval.

The challenge of how to work in a way that makes people feel included, well and able to perform at their best becomes ever more important, both for individuals and for organizations.

This approach is about working with business as usual and experimenting with small changes, which can result in big outcomes. Whether you work for yourself, a small company, or a large corporate organization, the strengths approach can be applied to everything you do.

Emily Hutchinson is the founder of Apply Psychology and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. She holds academic positions, is Associate Editor (BOOKS) for The Psychologist and always combines theory with a firm emphasis on practice. She also has a love for all things technical.

Caroline Brown co-creates, delivers and coaches for Apply Psychology alongside a long-term position as an Associate Director with Atkins, a Member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. She is a Chartered Engineer and Coach Practitioner who has a strong and natural interest in psychology.


I really liked this book for its useful, easily applicable ideas. It’s presented in a way which will be good for people within businesses and external consultants alike. I would definitely recommend this book; it’s a nice, accessible, quick read which I know I will dip back into again and again.


Such a great book! So refreshing to focus on looking at the strengths of individuals to maximise effectiveness, efficiency and hence success of your business. A great read with easy to understand (and implement) actions and strategies to take your business to a new level.


I loved the way the authors related the impact of strengths to three major impacts; inclusivity, wellbeing and sustained performance.

HR Director

This is a book about culture, strategy and organisational values. It is bang up to date and highlights how the true nature of many cultures has come to light during the coronavirus pandemic

HR Director

I loved the way the authors related the impact of strengths to three major impacts; inclusivity, wellbeing and sustained performance

HR Director

Edition information

Paperback 9781788601542 April 20, 2021 £16.99
Ebook 9781788601535 April 19, 2021 £9.99
Paperback and eBook Bundle £19.49