Strong Cincinnati Institute

Why is this work important?

Only about 1 out of 3 employees in the U.S. is engaged at work- involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace (Gallup 2016). Disengagement can lead to employee burnout, turnover, and diminished results.

However, research has shown that employees who regularly use their strengths at work are up to 18 times more likely to be flourishing – that is, to have higher levels of engagement, stronger relationships, and greater levels of accomplishment (Hone, et al 2015). These results lead to higher levels of engagement, performance and well-being – and we know that stronger non-profit organizations across our city will lead to a stronger Cincinnati.

How do we go about it?

We deploy a strengths-based approach to support organizations of all sizes in expanding engagement, performance and well-being. The Strong Cincinnati Institute utilizes a blend of research-based group learning experiences, strategic consultation and customized coaching designed to support organizations in boosting employee engagement and performance. Organizations participating in the Strong Cincinnati Institute become part of the Strong Cincinnati network and gain access to a growing learning community of non-profit organizations across the city engaging in strengths-based work cultures.

What results will you see?

Immediately: organizations gain new insights and resources that can be applied immediately to shift culture. In fact, more than 90% of Strong Cincinnati Institute participants report that:

• the experience was valuable for their own personal development

• they gained new insights and resources to immediately apply in their work

Medium-term: organizations experience an increased measures of employee engagement, performance and well-being via the PERMAH Workplace Wellbeing Survey.

Long term: the Strong Cincinnati network will support significant and sustained culture shifts across local organizations.

Interested in learning more?

Connect with Joe Moorman, Senior Director, Organizational and Community Development at

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