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Overcoming Your Fear of Disclosure: Part I

Sep 27, 2022 by Jack Stack 0 Comments
 Excerpted from The Great Game of Business. How do you get to the point where you can even think about democratizing the workplace—about being a transparent business that gives people access to the numbers and, in addition to that, the means to control their destiny? Not by swallowing your pride and admitting that you don't have all the answers and can't make all the decisions. No, it's by swallowing your fear.
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What Makes Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" so Great?

      Each year, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to survey employees at hundreds of corporate America’s top firms to determine which companies will be named as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The most recent list, released in 2022, included Great Game Hall of Fame winner, Hilcorp Energy.
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Why a Data-Driven and Unbiased Approach Is Best for Business Strategy

Sep 13, 2022 by ITR Economics 0 Comments
  Creating your business strategy is no easy task. So much of your time, effort, and resources go into it, and you don’t want to waste any of that by doing it the wrong way. In fact, strategic planning without accurate data behind it is pointless. But accurate data is where the experts at ITR Economics come in, helping you make your strategy the best it can be. Let’s take a look at how ITR Economics’ unique methodology can provide your company with the best business strategy.
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If You Want To Forecast The Future, You're Going To Need Accurate Data

  Paint an objective picture of your business by bringing the marketplace to your people One of the overlooked strengths of any company is its ability to look ahead. It’s not enough to see how it’s performing now or even what it has accomplished in the past. You need to constantly look to the future.
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Why It's Time To Give HR A Strategic Seat At The Leadership Table

  Talent is scarce and it’s going to get scarcer in the future. The value of companies will soon be tied to the value of their people. The ones with the best talent strategies will dominate their markets in the coming decade.
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OGSM — Objectives, Goals, Strategies, Measures

Aug 16, 2022 by John Williams 0 Comments
Zig Ziglar said “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” How many of you have no plan and no goals? How many of you have objectives and goals but no plan on how to achieve them? One more question and this is the most important. How many of you have objectives and a plan, but do not measure the results and actively share them? This is no different than the two teams that finally make it to the Superbowl only to find out there is no scoreboard, no timeclock, no down marker, nothing to measure how each team is doing and who is winning. Don’t underestimate the importance of Objectives, Goals, Strategies, and Measures. They drive results. They provide a roadmap for the organization. They also provide clarity to every single employee.
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Healthy Budgeting Means Cutting Fat—Not Muscle

Aug 9, 2022 by Rich Armstrong 0 Comments
 A few years ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about a practice called “Zero-Based Budgeting,” which is basically a cost-control process that was being embraced by big-name companies such as Heinz, Kraft, and Burger King. The idea is that companies don’t roll over budgets from year to year, but they have to make a case for new spending plans each year. This philosophy wasn’t new—Texas Instruments experimented with it a few decades ago—but it seemed to gain popularity with investors interested in keeping costs under control. That was especially true when it came to the Kraft-Heinz merger. But things apparently haven’t worked out.
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Planning Leads To Stability

  Tom DeSimone, Director at Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc, joins to share the shifts his team witnessed during the pandemic, and how focusing on 2021 and not 2020 to ensure stability in your company.
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How ESOPs Could Solve Your Employee Turnover Problem

Jul 26, 2022 by Keith Davenport 0 Comments
Employee-owned businesses have experienced significantly fewer issues with employee retention than their non-employee-owned counterparts. I can’t remember a time in my career when employee retention was talked about more often than it is now. Even personally, I’m one of those Great Resignation statistics. In late 2021, I resigned from my position in local government to take on the role of Executive Director of Missouri Center for Employee Ownership, Inc. (MOCEO). Like many members of the American workforce, the pandemic pushed me to reevaluate my personal and professional priorities. So, when I joined MOCEO, I was very interested to learn what effect employee ownership had on employee retention. So, as soon as my second week of work, I began asking every executive of an employee-owned business I met, how their business model impacted retention. With very few exceptions, the general response was that retention wasn’t a significant issue.
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The Coaches' Corner: Tips For The Construction Industry When Facing A Volatile Market

In this recording of the coaches' corner, hosted on our online membership platform, 3 of our coaches discuss issues currently facing the construction and remodeling industry. They cover challenges their clients are facing today and how The Great Game of Business can be used to help mitigate some of those issues.
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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.