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Winning The War For Talent For Nonprofits: How to Engage Highly Skilled Volunteers

Inflation and Your Employees

What's The Best Antidote To Supply Chain Shortages? Living The Golden Rule

We're Suffering From A Gap in Financial Knowledge; It's Time To Close It

4 Things We Learned About Culture From Patty McCord — Co-Creator of The Netflix Culture Deck

Who Are The Upcoming Leaders In Your Company? — Creating A Leadership Succession Development Plan

Inflation and a Pricing Strategy For Success

The 2030s Great Depression: You Can Prosper in the Age of Decline

3 Things to Consider During Times of Inflation

How To Stay On Top of Runaway Inflation — When It Comes To Raising Prices, Timing Is Everything

Should Business Owners Be Raising Their Prices Right Now?

Why We're Focused On Protecting Margins in 2022 (And Why You Should, Too)

The Difference a Great Culture Made in My Job Satisfaction (And Why That Matters During a War For Talent)

How To Create An Exciting Portrait of Hope Through Strategic Planning

Overcoming Talent Shortages In Manufacturing

"If We Watch Our Spending, We Can Save Jobs"

Top 3 Things to Consider for 2022’s Economic Slowdown

Why Humble Leaders Make the Best Leaders

How To Have Fun At Work (And Learn Something At The Same Time)

Five Ways to Create a Stronger Remote Workforce Through The Great Game of Business

Remove the Emotions and Plan With Confidence

5 Ways to Eat Your Competition for Breakfast

Why Oversharing Information Is The Secret To Thriving In Times Of Great Uncertainty

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

The Power of the Little Things

Increasing Employee Engagement to Achieve a Successful, Sustainable Organization

Why We Get Nervous Playing With A Lead

How Often Should Your Team Huddle?

The 8 Most Read Blogs of 2021

28 Awesome MiniGame Ideas Generated by Practitioners

8 Tips for Having Truly Great Meetings and Getting the Most Out of Them

Harnessing the Strengths of the Game

6 Things You Need to Do to Create a Team

7 Reasons Organizational Knowledge Is Power

Let Economic Insights Light the Way

Kick-Starting your Game: Your Questions Answered

How To Beat The Great Quit: Detoxify Your Workplace Culture

PRESS RELEASE: The Great Game of Business to Partner with ITR Economics

4 Best Practices for Employee Engagement

The Top Five Ownership Inflection Points

Communicate, Track, and Reward

How to Create a Safe Environment for Employee Involvement

How To Grow Engagement From Apathetic to Awesome

The Secret To An Engaged Workforce: Painting The Big Picture Together

The "Why" Behind High-Involvement Planning™

3 Essential Steps to Get Buy-In from Your Entire Company

6 Practices for Successfully Leading the Millennial Generation

You Don't Have To Be A Non-Profit To Inspire Positive Social Change

7 Tips for Communicating Change

How Deming’s 14 Points For Management Can Help Us Thrive in A Post-Pandemic World

Five Reasons Open-Book Companies Should Consider an ESOP

3 Principles to Retain Talent

Top 6 Great Game No-Nos

To Overcome The Growing Skills Gap, Build A Business of Businesspeople

Why You Need to Connect Your People To Your Strategy

Ten Steps to Strategic Planning Success

Learn From My Mistakes: Why Caregivers Need To Embrace Financial Literacy

A Dose of Positive Energy and Hope

One Sentence Employee Engagement: 20 Words To Gain Emotional Commitment

Building A Great Place to Work with the Help of The Great Game of Business

Are ESOPs Really More Complex and Costly Than Other Ways to Sell a Business?

6 Best Practices for Creating a Recognition Culture

Are You Really Opening the Books?

10 Surprising Things Successful Leaders Do Differently

“It’s not my fault!” A Poisonous Employee Mentality

14 Tips for a Productive Meeting (aka Huddle)

Funding Your Employer Brand Plan—A Numbers Game You Need to Win

A Contingency Plan Template for Business

How One SRC Associate Pursued His Version of the American Dream

How Malco Products is Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back To The U.S.

10 Easy Ways Leader Can Express Appreciation in the Workplace

Why We Are Giving Associates Incentive to get the COVID Vaccine

It’s Going To Take More Than Sign-On Bonuses To Win The War For Talent

Do Financial Incentives Really Engage Employees?

Decentralizing Business to Accelerate Company Growth and Stability

3 Ways to Build Trust Through Transparency

Winning Strategies for Financial Literacy Training

Make Staff Meetings More Effective: Stop Meeting, Start Huddling

Financially Literate Employees Means Stronger Financial Plans

4 Easy Strategies to Communicate Financials so Employees Can Understand

A 10-Year Vision

How SRC is Using The Game to Tackle its Critical Number: People

Beware The False Economy

Reaching the Front-Line: Turning a Part-Time Job into a Career

Is The Potential Tax Hike Keeping You Up At Night?

What Are We Teaching Entrepreneurs These Days?

The Great Game Changed Our Culture and Business

4 Types of Planning for Sustainable Business Success

How Ownership Can Power The Pursuit Of The American Dream

4 Tips for Creating a Generational Inclusive Workforce

Building An American Dream

The Collective Wisdom is Greater Than You

Hey Jeff Bezos: Here’s One Way Amazon Can Become The Best Employer On The Planet

What is Democracy in Business?

Going Beyond The Mission Statement

Boosting Employee Retention by Building Careers

Valuations Through the Pandemic

Free Markets. Free People.

Why Choose an ESOP?

Give People a Chance to Win Early and Often

Why Isn’t The Front Line Treated Like The CEO?

Purpose-Driven Leadership 

And The Winner Is…

How One Entrepreneur Learned How To Create More Good Jobs

In Defense of Competition

Why You Need a 10-year Plan

6 Core Beliefs Business Leaders Should Live By

You Don’t Have To Go It Alone

Open Books = Quicker Capital Projects

Facts Matter More Now Than Ever

Humility: A Humble, Anarchistic Inquiry

I Hate My Job!

The Common-Sense Business Planning Checklist to Jump-Start Planning

How The Great Game Gave One Business Hope At Its Darkest Time

How to Prevent Remote Work Burnout

The Job That Built Me - An Employee's Story

Are You Planning For The Next Recession?

In A Time Filled With Noise, How Do You Get People To Hear You?

11 Financial Terms to Teach Employees

How Do You Build Confidence?

Missed Opportunities

Can Your Company Stand the Test of Time?

Getting Started with the Great Game of Business: It's Simpler Than You Think

The Original Doubter of Open-Book Management

Empowerment Tools You Can Use

8 Ways to Keep Great Employees

If You Work At Netflix, You’re Going To Get Wet

Empower Your Employees Through Knowledge

Why We Want to Do Away with Jobs

Creating Wins with MiniGames

A Time to Reimagine Capitalism

Closing The Gap Between The Haves and The Have-Nots

Sharing the Load by Playing Great Game™ 

Using The Game to Grow Their Business

What Does It Mean to Lead Like a Human?

5 Companies Who See Knowing and Teaching the Rules as the Way to Cultivate Leaders

Building a Company Culture Fit for Every Employee

Serving Communities While Serving Their Employees

Creating Value for Your Business When Your Best Assets are People

All-Star Companies Putting People First

What do Fur Babies, Community Magazines, Fuel-injectors and Labels Have In Common?

How The 2020 Great Game Of Business All-Stars Are Changing The Game

Top 5 Reasons You Need to be at the Great Game of Business Conference

Greatness Comes from Looking Ahead

How to Get More Good News

Beyond Engagement: How to Make Your Company into an Idea Factory

Does Opening the Books Mean Sharing Everything?

The Critical Number is at the Heart of The Game

Do You Play The Game...Even When You Lose?

When Winning is the Bedrock of Your Culture

Who Says Business Isn’t Personal?

Reasons You Should Bring the Marketplace to Your People

Why Timing is Everything

Why Being Open-Book Matters During a Downturn

It’s Time To Reimagine Your Business

Playing Defense to Survive the New Normal

Capitalism At Its Best

Using Unprecedented Uncertainty to Reinvent Ourselves

Flattening the Economic Curve

5 Tips to Keep Selling During a Crisis

Training Bite: Cash is King Financial Literacy

When the Virus Hits Close to Home - A Tribute

There Are ALWAYS Positives - Even During a Pandemic

The Four P's to Remember During Crisis

During a Crisis – No Idea is Off the Table.

There's No Shame in Trying To Save Your Business

10 Key Steps for your Business to Survive a Crisis

Taking the Fear Out of the Workplace

4 Reasons Your Employees Aren't on the Open-Book Bandwagon

How a Book Report Changed My Life: A Practitioners Story

3 Things to Consider When Self Implementing Open-Book Management

4 Common Mistakes Companies Make with Open-Book Management

To Be or Not To Be (Coached) — That is the Question

Practicing What We Preach at The Great Game of Business

Four Reasons to Play MiniGames™

The Universal Opportunity to Use Business to Close the Gap Between the Haves and the Have-Nots

Your People are Asking for Opportunities to Grow

The Building Blocks of an Effective Bonus Plan

The 5 Myths of Management

Four Essential Items to Cover During A Huddle

Sustaining The Game: 6 Tips for Energizing Current Staff & Onboarding with GGOB

4 Questions to Ask for Successful Succession Planning

The 3 Things You Need to Design into Your 2020 Bonus Plan

Creating & Distributing Wealth: Are You Doing Your Part To Raise the Standard?

Hitting Big Goals Starts with Small Wins

Great Game™ All-Star Leads the Way in Corporate Social Responsibility

Why You Need to Get Rid of the Employee Mentality

These Results are No Game: Real Results From Real Great Game™ Practitioners

Business Planning: Expect the Unexpected with Contingency Plans

The Do's and Don’ts of an Outstanding Huddle: How to Maximize Your Meetings

Jack Stack Reveals the Why Behind Great Game­™ in His Upcoming Book

If You're Not Keeping Score, It's Only Practice

As a Leader, Are You Living Up to Your End of the Employment Bargain?

Closing the Talent Gap at Hutten & Co

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Surviving the Recession by Starting with Why

Communication Will Make or Break Your Great Game™ Implementation

8 Essential Tips for a Successful Huddle

Building a Business of Businesspeople at Netflix

The 4 C's of Long-Term Business Planning

The Secret to Creating an Ownership Culture: Hint—It's Not Just About Equity

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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.