Everyone is talking about ROI- return on investment. What do I get if I invest on you?
It is hard to admit but the world really is of such. Investing could be a high risk event. Immediate ROI just isn't always the case. Now, that I have graduated with the tool kits I need, I will tell you the ROI for college investment and knowledge is extremely low.
Why is the case? Everyone seek for immediate ROI- someone who have a track record of managing and handling assigned roles. Imagine if everyone could do that after school, isn't that great? Look at it this way, skills are learned and perfected when they are practiced. I don't know tonnes of stuffs when I graduated. Now, you see me learned and picked up those skills- excellent Excel skills with Pivot Table, inventory management, article writing, supplier sourcing and negotiation. It is an ROI for me and for those I have worked with. I never expected myself having to do all these. Neither do I have the skills for it. I wasn't taught to do it. I just have to do it.
Multilevel marketing is probably something you look for with ROI. An aggressive introduction of products and services allow you to see almost an immediate ROI. As they say, "You define the amount on your paycheck".
What I see as ROI really is a return based on effort we put on. Compare 2 situation:
Situation 1: A person complete assigned task and that's it.
Situation 2: A person complete assigned task and further, work to improve/organize other project.
Which situation do you think work out better? Bear in mind that sometime, people are just looking for minimal ROI which is perfectly within their expectation. I am not the one looking at minimal ROI, that's for sure.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.