- “I will definitely share the problem and look for comments before making decisions – it will make our team stronger in finding solutions.” (a change in Leadership style)
- “During the CFO discussion I had an ‘aha’ moment when thinking about how we can approach CFOs in our customers.” (a change in Sales approach)
- “Price is not the only item to make the business profitable.” (a change in Finance understanding)
- “Very Convincing Program and I would like to take this program to the rest of the Japan team.” (HR or Management.)
By definition a business acumen program will provide a well-rounded view of the business. It is designed to show outlines and relationships as well as details and difficulties: understanding the former gives a better grasp for dealing with the latter.
Our key area of expertise is in making financial information visual, holistic and interconnected. But even that is only a part of the bigger picture of business that comes across in the classroom. The cross-functional activities and discussion broaden general business awareness, develop new insights and skills for every participant, and… improve business acumen!