ABB: Smart Business Decisions on the Factory Floor
A training solution to demonstrate exactly how employee initiatives contribute to bottom-line results; factory workers thinking like management. ABB wanted a program that would be highly motivational and enable all employees, including those with no previous financial training, to achieve a basic understanding of business accounting and financial business practices.
“It’s everyone’s responsibility to make decisions, not just management. If all of us are not learning to make the right decisions we can burn the business.”
—Eduardo Miller, Manager and workshop co-facilitator ABB
The result was a one-day employee workshop based on the business simulation Celemi Apples & Oranges™, designed by Celemi to help employees understand business and financial concepts common to manufacturing, and establish a shared business language. Working in teams around a Celemi board-game style Celemi WorkMat™, participants were tasked with running a simulated manufacturing company for three years.