“Numbers constitute the only universal language.”
Do numbers matter? Absolutely! We gauge our success and failures typically through numerical metrics. Numbers are units of measurement that translate across international lines. Numbers are descriptors of results, indicators of progress and our gauge on the distance that lies ahead. We use numbers as a critical component in our everyday life, such as, purchasing goods or services to setting quantifiable triggers of success. Numbers create a level of transparency for our members on complex or intimidating issues that can easily be understood with numbers.
Numbers provide quantification of complex issues, thus providing clarity in areas that are not easily explained. We are dependent on the financial health, knowledge and understanding of our members. As our members grow, so does the credit union. We use numbers to quantify growth and progression over a period of time.
We have an implied interest in seeing growth amongst our members and our community. The numbers are the metrics we use to help our members reach their goals. Financial education has become a vital component in the financial services industry. We are not only a Credit Union that accepts deposits and makes loans, but we have an obligation to educate our members on numbers and how it relates to them and their day to day lives.