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2015 Strengths Meta-Analysis

Gallup's 2015 Strengths Meta-Analysis -- based on a study of more than 1 million individuals and almost 50,000 business units -- demonstrates the powerful connections between employee strengths development and business performance.

Gallup's Strengths Meta-Analysis examines the relationship between strengths-based development and business performance outcomes.

A meta-analysis is a comprehensive validation approach that far surpasses the evidence provided from any one study.

This inaugural study shows that strengths-based development has a significant effect on key performance outcomes, regardless of an organization’s industry or geography.

Creating a strengths-based workplace and investing in employee talent with the Clifton StrengthsFinder not only brings out the best in employees — it improves organizational success.

Gallup's 2015 Strengths Meta-Analysis includes:


business/work units

1.2 million




Business units achieved performance increases of up to:


in customer engagement


in employee engagement


in profit

Business units showed decreases of up to:


in safety incidents


points in turnover (low-turnover organizations)


points in turnover (high-turnover organizations)

Gallup's first large-scale study of employee strengths.

Gallup's 2015 Strengths Meta-Analysis demonstrates that strengths-based development is related to key performance outcomes — and that organizations that seek to create a strengths-based workplace culture can use Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder with confidence.

Download this report to learn:

  • Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder helps organizations increase performance on key performance outcomes.
  • Organizations that invest in strengths-based development achieve as much as a 29% increase in profit.
  • Building a strengths-based workplace can help organizations increase customer engagement by up to 7% and employee engagement by up to 15%.
  • The relationship between strengths-based development and performance is significant — and highly generalizable across organizations.
  • Strengths-based development consistently affects key performance outcomes, regardless of the organization's industry or country.
  • Investing in a strengths-based workplace using Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder can help your organization improve performance.

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