Business Literacy In General Work Force
People’s knowledge of the strategic business direction is of primary importance. At a more pragmatic level, organization members may not always know the actual terminology or business pressures that shape the business case for the future. It is often like receiving a message that is largely in another language. Many examples exist of organizational leadership that has very clearly shared the business case and goals with the organization only to find that the message was lost because a majority of the people did not understand its meaning and implications. It is very important to ensure that relevant business practices and subsequent reporting mechanisms are widely known throughout the organization. Now is the time to establish processes to enhance business literacy in the general work force and to share business information.