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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

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

3M Distributor Increases Sales when Former Teacher Takes Over & Opens the Books

Argent Tape & Label (ATL) is a manufacturer in Plymouth, Michigan, which produces pressure-sensitive labels used by industrial customers in the automotive, pharmaceutical and consumer industries.  Business Challenges Lynn Perenic was a teacher, where she taught elementary education and then special education at the high school level for a total of 20 years, before she […]

Continue Reading » 11.12.14 / All-Star Award Winner, Annual Gathering of Games, business and financial literacy, Employee Engagement

Australian Accounting Firm Increases Productivity & Engagement Using Open-Book Management

O’Connells OBM is a progressive chartered accounting firm based in Brisbane, Australia, that specializes in providing its clients with proactive tax and business advisory services. The OBM in the firm’s name is short for open-book management, which the company first embraced some 15 years ago.  Business Challenges The O’Connells’ team has long been a fan […]

Continue Reading » 10.29.14 / All-Star Award Winner, Annual Gathering of Games, business and financial literacy, Employee Engagement

How Game Shows can Teach Financial Literacy for You

Teaching employees how to read financial statements can be a daunting task. Everyone in your company has different levels of knowledge and experience with the numbers. It can be especially difficult when you have a seasonal workforce, like we do at Amy’s Ice Creams. We’ve been practicing open-book management since 2007; through the years, we’ve […]

Continue Reading » 7.31.14 / Annual Gathering of Games, business and financial literacy

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

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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