If you’re not entirely satisfied with the profitability of your company, we’ll go out on a limb and predict one of the reasons why: You fail to consistently teach your team and your company to behave in ways that are consistent with strong profitability – and you reward them whether or not they do.
Profits are a wonderfully efficient communicator: Profitability is the most accurate and all-encompassing measure of how much your customers value your company’s offerings, and how efficiently you organize and operate to deliver that value. Furthermore, when profits are maximized, everyone who contributes wins: There is more money for employee compensation and career advancement, more dollars to invest in new growth-creating technologies and markets, and better returns for shareholders.
If you’re afraid to talk about profits, guess what: You’ll have less of them to talk about. If you use profitability as a language to align the interests of all of your stakeholders, including your management team and employees, you’ll lead a positive, performance-oriented company and create a culture that attracts and retains high-performing people.
Having worked with the minority of companies that do this right and having observed many more that don’t, we’ll help you become the former.