Acumen in Action #9 / Seeing the Big Picture

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Get your team together! 

 

Lesson outline:  

  1. Activity: Go through the slides

  2. Discussion: Answer the questions

  3. Report: Insights and a team selfie

 

Quest: 

Come up with solutions to be more efficient.

Goal:

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.

Worksheet:

👇🏼 Print out a worksheet for each team member before you get started. 👇🏼