People. Our Greatest Asset?
Each time I present the asset portion of our Building Business Acumen course one of the participants will usually suggest, “in our company people are our greatest asset." I will usually push back to determine how strong their conviction is and will find the class as a whole defending their colleague’s expression in adamant agreement.
After multiple experiences such as this, I find myself contemplating two questions on this topic. First, why is this important for our employees to feel like valued contributors, “our greatest assets,' and second, what are some basic business acumen principles that help to establish this type of culture.