In an effort to create a stronger team, Manuela Schmid knew she would need to help her staff feel valued, engaged and energized. She relied on the VIA survey results to reach this goal. Through creative use of a visual display of everyone’s strengths, she was able to launch lively discussions about task management, develop strategies to maximize strengths and pinpoint areas where additional staff was needed. Team members were able to articulate their responsibilities and contributions as well as develop new bonds with co-workers based on strengths and interests. Productivity, engagement and feelings of connectedness increased.