The global manufacturing division of a major pharmaceutical company had embarked on the creation of a college that addressed broad, systemic learning needs that were directly linked with performance. One particularly forward-thinking goal was to instill an intuitive awareness in all associates—regardless of role—of how everyday business decisions impacted stock price. Goldberg Strategic was asked to take on the task.
Rebecca worked with company leadership, university faculty, and a third-party consultancy to create a week-long business acumen course for multiple bands of employees across production facilities. She built an experiential, case-learning-based course that combined innovative group games and breakout sessions with an intense immersion into the language and implications of everyday decisions such as inventory turnover, capacity planning, cost accounting, and risk assessment.
The course ran many times over the first year and the content was ultimately scaled across the organization using various formats. Rebecca’s Lean methodology for corporate learning was of particular use when designing a multi-media product with broad application.