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9 Forecasting Phrases to Listen For

Apr 19, 2018 by Jack O'Riley 0 Comments
Part of the “secret sauce” in playing The Great Game of Business is developing a consistent Huddle rhythm that includes forward forecasting your income statement by "line owners" - people close to the numbers that have responsibility for reporting each line of the P & L.  Embracing this practice varies across Huddle team members - some take it very seriously, while others devote little or no time to this critical process.
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Our 10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation

  In over 35 years practicing The Great Game of Business at SRC, as well as three decades helping thousands of companies implement The Game in their own companies, we have determined the fastest, most efficient and most reliable path to rapid financial results and lasting cultural change follows a set process.  We honed and developed that 10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation to guide companies implementing The Great Game of Business in their organizations. 
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What does the “e” in eLearning stand for?

Apr 16, 2018 by Donna Coppock 0 Comments
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Gathering Highlights | 10 Reasons Great Employees Stay

Apr 9, 2018 by Brian Underhill 0 Comments
This is the second in our series of weekly blogs on the Annual Gathering of Games, the world's largest conference on open-book management.  This year marks the 26th anniversary of the event, which attracts business leaders from companies of all sizes, in all industries, from all over the world, who recognize that they can transform their businesses by valuing and elevating their greatest resource: their employees.  These articles are written by Great Game employees to highlight some of the highest rated sessions at the 2017 conference.  We hope to give you a flavor of the content-rich sessions that can be found at The Gathering of Games.  Click the link below to hear the entire audio recording from this breakout session. 
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Creating Wins with MiniGames

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."  - Vince Lombardi Part of the magic behind The Great Game of Business comes from tapping into the universal human desire to win.  Give people a chance to win early and win often, and you'll capture their interest, keep them engaged and drive the success of your business.  Whether you are just starting your Great Game journey, or just looking for a boost, inject some fun and focus by launching some departmental MiniGames™  and create the wins your team needs.  
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Gathering Highlights | How Having Hope Helps

Apr 4, 2018 by Steve Baker 0 Comments
This is the first in our series of weekly blogs on the Annual Gathering of Games, the world's largest conference on open-book management.  This year marks the 26th anniversary of the event, which attracts business leaders from companies of all sizes, in all industries, from all over the world, who recognize that they can transform their businesses by valuing and elevating their greatest resource: their employees.  These articles are written by Great Game employees to highlight some of the highest rated sessions at the 2017 conference.  We hope to give you a flavor of the content-rich sessions that can be found at The Gathering of Games.  Click the link below to hear the entire audio recording from this breakout session. 
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Tips for an Outstanding Huddle

The Huddle is perhaps one of the most beautiful components of the Great Game of Business.  There is something special about getting everybody in the same room to go over how the company is doing financially and physically that astonishes people. No outsider who comes to SRC to see a Huddle ever leaves disappointed in the level of engagement, curiosity and fulfillment in each of SRC’s employee-owners.
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The Myth and Magic of Critical number

Mar 22, 2018 by Steve Baker 0 Comments
Imagine a number, that if identified, would represent the single most important thing in your life. The one thing that would change everything. Whoa. That would indeed be awesome. But there’s more to it than that. There’s myth and magic that surrounds the Critical Number™.  It will indeed change your business. And yes, it will change your life.  But it’s not magic. Let’s say that you discovered the ULTIMATE Critical Number. You found a financial measure that will indicate success – and you’re going to focus your entire organization on your ultimate Critical Number and take over the world!
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Great Game Team to Present at NCEO 2018 Conference

Mar 14, 2018 by Cassie Potts 0 Comments
The Great Game of Business team is packing up to head to Atlanta, GA to be a part of this year's NCEO 2018 Conference! The GGOB team is thrilled to be presenting multiple sessions at this years premier gathering on employee ownership, the NCEO Employee Ownership Conference. Come by and see us at booth #14 in the exhibitors section. 
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Ashley Furniture Uses High-Involvement Planning to Up Their Game

Feb 26, 2018 by Patrick Carpenter 0 Comments
When President George W. Bush coined the phrase “strategery,” the whole country laughed. I actually thought it was a brilliant word for the work we do at the Great Game of Business®.  Like the word strategery, what the Great Game of Business does is a little different. While most companies’ strategic planning practices involve only a handful of department heads, The Great Game focuses on a process we call High-Involvement Planning.  The differences are extreme, both in process and in outcome.  
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Great Game will present at Catersource 2018!

Great Game's Vice President, Steve Baker, is scheduled to host an engaging session at the 2018 show for catering & event professionals, Catersoure. If you haven't done so yet, add this session to your schedule! Details about the session are listed below:
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Jenner Ag's Great Game Story

Feb 14, 2018 by The Jenner Ag Team 0 Comments
We're Jenner Ag and we are a practitioner host for The Great Game Experience. We're very excited to partner with The Great Game of Business team for this event. We wanted to tell you a little more about our story and how we practice open-book management in our organization.  Before we had ever heard about The Great Game of Business, Jenner Ag was a profitable company… but we knew we had more potential. Although the profit sharing program the company had implemented years ago was quite successful, the management team could feel it getting stale. Worse, the employees had come to view it as more of an entitlement than something they had to earn. It desperately needed reenergizing.
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About The Great Game of Business

Our approach to running a company was developed to help close one of the biggest gaps in business: the gap between managers and employees. We call our open-book approach The Great Game of Business. What lies at the heart of The Game is a very simple proposition: The best, most efficient, most profitable way to operate a business is to give everybody in the company a voice in saying how the company is run and a stake in the outcome. Let us teach you how to develop a culture of ownership, where employees think, act and feel like owners.