WHY WE WOULDN'T DARE TEACH A GENERIC COURSE?
You don’t need a generic business 101 course – most of your employees already took that class in college. And yet, that's typically what you'll get from an outside business acumen training provider. We're far from typical.
We've been best described as a management consulting company, but our end product isn't operational recommendations – it's a customized business acumen training course. In other words, we're not telling your people what to do, we're teaching them how to make a difference. And study after study suggests that employees who understand how their company makes money and who know how they personally contribute to that money-making process are more engaged, more efficient, and more effective. And that's what developing good business acumen is all about.
To pull this off, and to really see a return on your investment, business acumen training has to be customized to the strategy and metrics that are important to your CEO and to a participant’s specific role and responsibilities. And, it should come as no surprise, what’s important to your CEO today may not be as important to her tomorrow. So teaching yesterday’s high-priced simulation or using a stagnant board game isn’t a long-term solution. Neither is a boring lecture from some professor or a lengthy presentation from your finance team.
What does work is our blended approach of Socratic discussion, intuitive models, and hands-on activities that make business and finance training interesting, relevant, immediately actionable, and dare we say, fun.