Excited to see your team engaged? Ready to open your books, show your team what the numbers mean, and help them see how they can have a stake in the outcome of the organization? Having read the book, you can see the possibilities with The Great Game, so... can’t you just do it all yourself? Absolutely! And we are always excited to hear how businesses have begun to transform themselves by becoming disciples of GGOB.
Sometimes, businesses start out self-implementing and later reach out to us for help and business coaching. The Great Game of Business is here to act as a guide on your journey, hopefully saving you time and frustration. But ultimately, you and your team are the players of The Game.
We’re Here to Support You
While you will be employing Huddles, MiniGames™, High-Involvement Planning, and financial literacy training, our coaches can provide insights and unique solutions as needed, based on our experience working with hundreds of other companies. Founding the open-book approach in 1983 and implementing our approach to organizations in diverse industries, we have seen just about every challenge imaginable and are delighted at the opportunity to suggest solutions when the need arises.
An Example of Self-Implementation
When Randy Haran read Jack Stack’s The Great Game of Business back in 1996, the ideas really resonated with him, and when he got the chance to start his own company in 2000, from the start, he started implementing what he had read. It wasn’t until he read Stack’s second book, A Stake in the Outcome, that Haran was able to put context to some of the struggles he was going through. This inspired the team to make a trip to Springfield, MO, for The Get in The Game Workshop to confront some of those struggles head on, further refining their business process with our experts.
During an economic downturn, some of Haran’s team members were facing pay cuts, so the team honed in on cutting back on overhead expenses through MiniGames. It payed off big, with some $360,000 in savings on variable overhead costs—and associates were rewarded with pay increases. Since then, Haran’s company, Aviation Technical Services Components (previously called Texas Air Composites), has seen considerable financial and operational success, much of which it attributes to The Great Game of Business.