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Business Fundamentals

Knowledge of basic business principles, trends, and economics.

  • Situational Awareness
    • Understand trends in the industry and the company's position in the market
    • Recognize one's role in the functioning of the company
    • Understand the potential impact one's own performance can have on the success of the organization
    • Stay current on organizational strategies to maintain competitiveness
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Develop new ideas for and applications of processes and products
    • Seek out and act on opportunities for innovation and invention
  • Project Management
    • Develop, maintain, and abide by project timelines and resource plans and work directly with other team members to ensure deliverables meet target due dates
    • Coordinate and track projects, train project teams, and report performance metrics to supervisors
  • Customer Focus
    • Understand customer needs and goals
    • Provide personalized service
    • Act professionally with internal or external customers
    • Keep customers informed about decisions that affect them
  • Business Ethics
    • Act in the best interest of the company, the community, and the environment
    • Comply with applicable laws and rules governing work and report loss, waste, or theft of company property to appropriate personnel
    • Ensure equipment and systems are designed to be environmentally friendly and strive to continually minimize the resulting carbon footprint
    • Practice sustainability by using processes that are non-polluting, conserving of energy and natural resources, economically efficient, and safe for workers, communities, and consumers