This exploratory theoretical paper adapts an individual level concept from executive coaching – the overuse of strengths – to explore its potential at the organizational level as a framework for assessing and improving organizational effectiveness. This study posits a multilevel homologous relationship between overuse of strengths and performance at the individual and organizational levels. Specifically, the framework is used to explore the potential effects of overuse of strengths given a scientific management and high performance work system (HPWS) organization. This exploratory conceptualization suggests that the overuse of strengths framework and a curvilinear “amount” scale may indeed provide fruitful direction for further research and theory development in the field of organizational effectiveness.
Foster, Mary K.
"From Micro to Meso: Overuse of Strengths – A Framework for Assessing and Improving Organizational Effectiveness,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 4:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol4/iss1/3