Business Acumen

Today, Business Acumen is a key competence and competitive advantage. Business acumen, is, according to our way of looking at it, business understanding applied; the ability to put business knowledge into practice and make sound business decisions.

Business Acumen includes:

  • Business finance and financial literacy: Understanding what drives growth, profitability, cash flow. Being able to interpret and get financial statements and KPI’s. Knowing which levers to pull to make sound business decisions.

  • Seeing the big picture: Understanding the business and the market and what drivers influence it.

  • Decision-making: Being able to make trade-offs of decisions, short and long-term.

  • Strategic thinking: Being apt to turning strategies into operational action.

  • Leading change: Be able to make change happen by aligning and empowering employees

  • Analytical thinking: Ability to analyze market data

“Put into a nutshell, Celemi Apples & Oranges™ demystifies finance: complex principles are clarified within one day without previous knowledge being required. But more important, our people are highly enthusiastic about the program and the gut-feel understanding it provides, especially when transferring the key learning points into the daily business.”

Business Services Consultant, Siemens

“In one of our factories we came up with £1 million worth of potential improvements as a direct result of the Celemi business simulation.”

Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

“Celemi Apples & Oranges™ surpassed our expectations by a wide margin. It not only gives us a foundation to build on – it also creates enthusiasm and gets people involved. These are essential components for us as we launch our development program.”

-Personnel Manager, Volvo Car Corporations

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