Business Acumen: Do Your Employees Really Know Your Business?

December 2, 2015


The Need For Business Acumen is Critical

 

It’s Time To Take the Business Acumen Leadership Challenge

Rate your employees on their business acumen. And you can’t say that their job isn’t important enough. Every employee, in every job, should have an understanding of your business, as a business. 

Your employees come to work everyday. They sit at their desks and look busy. That’s the way it should be, right? ‘Busyness’ has become the new performance metric.


The Case For Business Acumen – Thrive and Survive

Just because employees come to work and are busy, doesn’t mean they really understand the ‘business of your business’.  And, this is no indictment of employees. As work has become more specialized and technical, employees are often judged by their functional skills alone. Accountants are judged for their accounting skills, and technology employees for their knowledge of technology. That sounds reasonable, right?  That might be fine in businesses that are not living in a hyper-competitive world. But if you think this is the current work environment, you are living in a time warp of denial.

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