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Developing a Business Culture of Continuous Improvement

In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, companies are always looking for ways to stay ahead and build a business culture that doesn’t lag behind. Continuous improvement programs that involve tapping ideas from employees at all levels, holding each other accountable, and rewarding success through smart gainsharing programs are key for some leading U.S. firms. Here […]

Continue Reading » 8.22.16 / Annual Gathering of Games, Employee Engagement, transparency

7 Reasons Organizational Knowledge Is Power

Historically, businesses using traditional management styles have been reluctant to give all of their employees the knowledge they need in order to make good business decisions day in and day out as they do their jobs. Open-book management takes a much different approach. It’s all about capturing and sharing both financial and organizational knowledge with […]

Continue Reading » 7.20.16 / Annual Gathering of Games, Employee Engagement, Great Game Coaching, The Great Game of Business, transparency

Financial Literacy Training Helps Agriculture Equipment Distributor Drive Out Entitlement

Jenner Sales Corp., now in its 53rd year of business, is the Case IH Agriculture Application Equipment Distributor for the states of Illinois and Indiana.  Business Challenges Jenner Sales Corp. was a profitable company prior to its launch of the GGOB. However, the company’s profit sharing program had started to feel, to ownership, more like […]

Continue Reading » 11.26.14 / All-Star Award Winner, Annual Gathering of Games, business and financial literacy, Employee Engagement, transparency

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

An Exploration in Accountability

“What does ‘accountability’ mean to you?” the facilitator asked the group of earnest managers, gathered to hear about the subject and hopefully apply it in daily work life. One brave soul offered, “Being responsible.” Another spoke up.  “Saying what you mean.” A third contributed.  “It’s really being the person that receives the consequences when something […]

Continue Reading » 8.4.14 / Annual Gathering of Games, transparency

10 People you Should Meet at the 2014 Employee Ownership Conference

If your company is currently employee owned, or you are considering it; you’re probably planning to attend the 2014 Employee Ownership Conference held April 8-10, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia which is presented by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). This conference is, without a doubt, the place to learn from experts and peers who […]

Continue Reading » 3.25.14 / business and financial literacy, Employee Engagement, Employee Ownership, open-book management, Provide a Stake in the Outcome, The Great Game of Business, transparency

Why The Great Game of Business Goes “Light Years” Beyond Basic Open-Book Management

Transparency and the idea of “having information at your fingertips” is practically a given with most things today…even business. For some businesses, this means tossing aside the old command-and-control management model and opening the lines of communication with employees. In a two-part series on companies who play The Game, the Daily Herald reports that The […]

Continue Reading » 3.25.14 / business and financial literacy, Great Game Coaching, open-book management, The Great Game of Business, transparency
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