Acumen in Action #9 / Seeing the Big Picture
Get your team together!
Activity: Go through the slides
Discussion: Answer the questions
Report: Insights and a team selfie
Come up with solutions to be more efficient.
Recognize that every role matters and how seemingly small decisions can impact performance in big ways.
While taking a tour through Idaho Steel, the tour guide pointed out a myriad of food processing equipment. After the tour, the guide (who manages company quality) shared something that's always stuck with me:
"We're not in the business of creating food processing equipment. We're in the business of creating efficiencies. Our welders' weld, and our designers' design, but their job — everyones' job — is to produce efficiencies."
Efficiency is at the heart of business acumen — it can make you more competitive and profitable. Even seemingly small efficiencies can have a bigger impact on the big picture than you might first anticipate. You'll see what we mean in the following slideshow about American Airlines on the next page.
👇🏼 Print out a worksheet for each team member before you get started. 👇🏼