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The Management Style Every Millennial Should Know

Amy’s Ice Creams’ workforce is made up primarily of millennials, most of which are seasonal employees. It’s important to founder Amy Simmons to engage these employees during their short time with the company in order to make a lasting impact on their futures, as well as the success of the business. Amy’s Ice Creams, a […]

Continue Reading » 7.7.16 / Annual Gathering of Games, Engagement Infographics, Great Game Coaching, open-book management, The Great Game of Business

How to Get Started Tracking Your Business Metrics

Though he’s referring to baseball, Jim Evans’ stance on tracking metrics can be applied to professional organizations just as they are to professional baseball organizations. Metric tracking is a fundamental process for companies that practice the Great Game of Business. And although it’s an essential part of playing The Game, it isn’t uncommon for companies […]

Continue Reading » 7.28.15 / open-book management, The Great Game of Business

How a Manufacturer Is Using Open-Book Management to Reinvent Public School Education

About Innotec The founders of Innotec, a manufacturer based in Zeeland, Michigan, wove the open-book principles of The Great Game of Business into the DNA of their business right from the get-go in 1992. “We based our organization on the same practices that SRC uses,” says Nick deVries, Innotec’s head of finance. “We want to […]

Continue Reading » 7.16.15 / open-book management, The Great Game of Business

Beyond the Books: 3 Ways Open-Book Management Helps Your Employees in Their Personal Life

  We’ve seen countless articles on why managers and business leaders need to focus on engaging employees–not only is it generally an important predictor of company performance–but it leads to stronger communication, higher customer satisfaction and loyalty, and increased productivity and profitability. These benefits are widely recognized in organizations running open-book management systems; they encourage […]

Continue Reading » 4.16.15 / Employee Ownership, open-book management, The Great Game of Business

4 Common Mistakes with Open-Book Management

For more than 25 years, we’ve helped thousands of companies implement open-book management to its fullest capacity. Along the way, we’ve developed a list of common mistakes companies make while using transparency and open-book management in their organization. If you think you are not executing open-book management correctly, or are not seeing the results you […]

Continue Reading » 3.26.15 / business and financial literacy, Great Game Coaching, open-book management, The Great Game of Business

Aircraft Repair Company Uses Financial Forecasting to Avoid Pay Cuts

Founded in January 2000 in Fort Worth, Texas, Texas Air Composites (TAC) repairs and overhauls aircraft for airlines and other private owners all over the world.  Business Challenges While TAC weathered some tough economic times early in its history, it hit a significant wall in 2010 where the company lost money and was forced to […]

Continue Reading » 10.14.14 / All-Star Award Winner, MiniGames, open-book management, transparency

Building Customer Connections by Opening the Books: A Conversation with Tim Kerrigan

Tim Kerrigan has long been a believer in the power of open-book management and The Great Game of Business to turn around the performance of a company. In fact, it was during his first stint working for Stalcop, a manufacturer of cold-formed metals based in Thorntown, Indiana, that he helped pave the way for the […]

Continue Reading » 8.21.14 / Annual Gathering of Games, Employee Engagement, open-book management

Use your Open-Book Culture to Attract, Acquire & Retain Top Talent

Have you ever considered how open-book management can make the process of attracting top talent into your organization easier? My company – Netmail, a 100+ employee company – has been practicing open-book for the better part of a decade. During that time, I’ve found that leveraging our transparent culture has significantly increased our ability to […]

Continue Reading » 7.24.14 / Annual Gathering of Games, Employee Engagement, open-book management

8 Awesome MiniGame Ideas Generated by Practitioners

By definition, a MiniGame is a short-term activity designed to correct a weakness or pursue an opportunity in the company. MiniGames are designed to be fun and engaging. Like most games, they should have a goal, a timeframe for play, a scoreboard, and a reward for winning. MiniGames also have a theme that energizes the […]

Continue Reading » 4.7.14 / business and financial literacy, Employee Engagement, MiniGames, open-book management, Provide a Stake in the Outcome
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