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2019 All-Star Team Announced

Jun 12, 2019 by Lauren Haley 0 Comments

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At the Gathering of Games conference each year, the open-book community honors and celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The Great Game of Business®, and demonstrated outstanding results. We are excited to celebrate the 19th Annual All-Star Award Team. This team of All-Stars represents the companies who stand out as the best of the best in open-book management:

Anderson Precision
Argent Tape and Label, Inc
Double O, Inc
Essential Ingredients
Global Recovery Corp
GUY Engineering Services, Inc.
Intrust IT
Jenner Ag
Kiolbassa Provision Company
Lake Havasu Family Eyecare
Laser Light Technologies, Inc.
Malco Products, SBC
Peterson Trucks Inc
Rail Trail Flatbread Company
SRC of Lexington
SuperSuds Management, LLC
Venturity Financial Partners, Inc.
WebIT Services

2019 Rookie All-Star Team
AMBAC International
Cherry's Industrial Equipment Corp.
CM's Outdoor Solutions Group
Hildebrandt Tree Tech
KAAPKE Holding GmbH
Red Caffeine
Vital Farms

2019 Social Sector All-Star Team
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Community Partnership of the Ozarks
Victory Mission

What Happens Next?

Applications from these 29 organizations will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges for further consideration. From these finalists, the judges will select ten companies to receive the following honors at the 27th Annual Gathering of Games Conference September 4-6: 

Rookie of the Year (1): This award recognizes a company that has been practicing open-book management and The Great Game of Business for less than two years, but has achieved remarkable results.

All-Star Champions (6): The cornerstone of the All-Star Awards, the winners of the All-Star Achievement Award are the best of the best. They have been playing GGOB at a high level for two or more years, and as a result have seen impressive results in their financial performance and their company culture. 

Hall of Fame Inductee (1): The Hall of Fame Award honors an organization that has operated using the principles of open-book management for more than a decade with lasting, proven results and has demonstrated a willingness to spread the word on open-book management in order to help others succeed.

Social Sector Champion (1): This award honors a social sector organization - not-for-profit, education, government - playing the Great Game of Business at a high level... proving that The Game can be effective and impactful to all types of organizations.

The People's Choice (1): This award provides the opportunity for the Great Game community to vote for who they thought was the best All-Star company this year in our People's Choice Poll.

Each of the 29 members of our All-Star Team will be highlighted at the Gathering of the Games conference in September and in a case study about their GGOB implementation. The Champions, the best of the best, will be invited onto the main stage at our conference to be recognized with a short video celebrating their amazing accomplishments.

The inspiration for the All-Star Awards came from the pioneers of open-book management themselves, created by everyday business people much like you.  Companies who excel in playing The Game know it's not just about generating profits, cash and wealth but also about distributing it for the good of everyone involved. The Game starts with a sincere belief in people along with fostering trust and mutual respect. The companies recognized as Great Game All-Stars embody these concepts to the fullest. All-Star companies show tenacious dedication to open-book management and business transparency and continually spread the word to help others succeed as well. 


Interested in becoming a Great Game All-Star?

Applications are taken at the beginning of the year and members of the Great Game All-Star Team are chosen and announced in Spring based on formal judging of company applications. Our highest honors are then revealed at the Annual Gathering of Games conference.

Now's the time to begin thinking and working toward qualifications for applying for the 2020 All-Star Team! Learn more about the All-Star qualification & application process here.

If you'd like to learn more about past finalists and winners, browse our Case Studies to see company profiles and results.

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Topics: The Annual Gathering of Games, All-Star Team

Written by Lauren Haley
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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.