Identifying Your Available Resources


Too often we see businesses that are focused on only one particular resource. It’s easy to fall into that trap, especially if you’re in an industry that relies heavily on a specific capability. Knowing and identifying all of your available resources is what’s going to allow your business to negate any threats and accomplish your mission objective.

Resources aren’t always money and products, they’re the people who glue your business together.

We often forget that our employees are the backbone of our business operations and can be our most valuable resources. They have different skills, strengths, and knowledge that can help when the business needs new ideas.

What can they bring to the table that’s going to help me?

In business, you have to know the people in the back office and what they can do for you. Be honest with yourself – how many of these departments have you visited within the past month?

  • Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance

If you’ve only visited a few, chances are you’re missing opportunities that you didn’t even know were available. These people are resources. Talk to them and listen to what they have to say. There’s no telling where you’ll find inspiration, ideas, knowledge, or that one quick fact that can close a sale.

The best way to get to know your team is with team building. At Afterburner, our team building and training seminars will push team members to rely on each other in order to succeed, equipping them with 4 specific techniques they’ll begin using right away:

  • Simple rapid planning framework that works
  • How to recognize task saturation and work as a team to task shed
  • How to effectively lead a nameless rankless debrief to create a culture of trust
  • How to capture actionable lessons learned using a simple root-cause analysis

Great business leaders are people who know their processes and who’s behind them from production to sales inside out. If you’re not sure where to get started, reach out to us here.