In my previous article, strengths at work, I talked about what the science of strengths was and how a strengths-based approach in the workplace would be of benefit to both the employees and also the organisation. My intention is to create a series of articles that look at each strength in turn from the VIA classification of strengths the leading psychological strengths classification. To kick off the series, this article will be about the strength of appreciation of beauty and excellence.
The VIA have defined the strength of appreciation of beauty and excellence as “Noticing and appreciating beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in various domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience”. As with all of the strengths, appreciation of beauty and excellence can be of great benefit in the workplace for the organisation and employees.