How do you define business critical?
Today, I was talking to someone in an industry that has had a major price reduction in the commodity that they produce.
They said that they couldn’t attend the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit (August 1-5, San Antonio, TX) because there was a corporate travel ban. Only “business critical” travel was allowed.
That got me thinking … What is business critical travel?
If your travel would:
- save someone’s life,
- stop a major accident that would ruin your company’s reputation,
- save your company big $$$$ (at least 10X more than the cost of travel),
- keep one of your biggest client’s happy by preventing a quality issue, or
- stop critical equipment from failing,
Would that be business critical?
I understand the need to meet budgets and cut costs in times of economic difficulties.
What I don’t understand is being “penny wise and pound foolish.”
I hope your company isn’t making a mistake by stopping critical improvements from being made. Critical improvements that would have been learned at the 2016 Global TapRooT® Summit BUT won’t be because someone was afraid to ask to attend because only business critical travel is being allowed.
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