Leaders are under pressure every day (and even more so in volatile economies) to manage the business well. When the foundational pillar of business acumen (understanding how strategic decisions and actions impact the financial results of an organization) is strong, managers and employees can drive an organization to achieve its strategic goals. When their business acumen is lacking, it’s an uphill battle and time is wasted.
Business acumen advances strategy.
Business Finance and Strategy to develop business-savvy managers and leaders. The Zodiak business simulation invites individuals to experience making executive business decisions from the safety of a classroom. They will build a foundational knowledge of finance, business metrics, and strategic acumen. This course is available both in-person or virtually.
Through customization, we focus on the organization-specific metrics, ratios and terms that are most relevant to the target audience. Customization can take the form of pre-work, in-session work, and post-work. It drives robust conversations in the class, both in-person and virtually.
Employees and managers at all levels of an organization will make better decisions if they understand how the business works. Company training for new employees often leaves out what’s most important to the business: understanding how the company works and makes money.
How many times are employees promoted to manager roles without financial or business acumen training? Empower those new managers with basic financial skills so they can manage a P&L and teach their direct reports to make good business decisions.
Without this, their short-sighted or poor financial decisions will cost their organizations hard-won dollars every day. Project teams, new employees and managers at all levels without business acumen, or a big-picture view of the business, will rack up unnecessary spend for their organization.
With a basic grasp of finance and financial terms, managers will be more effective leaders for their teams and for the bottom line of the business.
Create responsible leaders, project teams, and new employees with business acumen training, finance for non-financial leaders, project management training, leadership development, effective onboarding and strategic alignment.