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

Dec 4, 2019 by Kevin Walter 0 Comments
Meetings can be a major pain point in many organizations. Often, they are one extreme or the other—incredibly productive, or a waste of time and money for your company. That's why it's important to maximize the time in your team Huddle, so you can effectively solve problems and address issues, increase productivity and efficiency, provoke new ideas, and build trust and morale. Do you ever find yourself second-guessing your workplace Huddles, thinking they could be better? Overall, if you’re getting what you need to get out of them, then you’re probably doing a good (enough) job. But sometimes it takes more than “good enough” to have great Huddle experiences week after week. Below are a few Huddle do's and don’ts designed to help you tweak minor behaviors and practices to ensure that you are getting as much as your team can get out your Huddle week after week:
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Over Your GGOB Honeymoon Phase? So Was My Company

Mar 22, 2019 by Kevin Walter 0 Comments
Newbies to the Great Game, seasoned company owners, and CEOs alike are often bothered by this question: How do I get my leaders and front-line employees more engaged in The Game? A few years back, I was asking this question at my own company, Tasty Catering. While our company soared immediately following the implementation of GGOB, our Game engagement faded after about eight months. Although financial improvements were still evident on our scoreboard, I could tell by the faces and body language in our weekly Huddle that something was “off.” We needed a boost.
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5 Surprising Benefits of The Great Game of Business®

Nov 12, 2018 by Kevin Walter 0 Comments
Like many business leaders and owners, my partners and I found it difficult to find time to work “on” the business, because we were so busy working “in” the business. We were already working 60-hour workweeks and with a rapidly growing company, we feared working “on” the business would result in 70+ hour workweeks. Our company had increased the top line at a breakneck pace, but the bottom line lagged behind and our bonus plan was flawed.
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Numbers Are Universal, Not an Excuse!

Aug 11, 2015 by Kevin Walter 0 Comments
Co-authored by Eugene Rios The most commonly asked questions we get with The Great Game from non-practicing organizations are these: What if the competition gets a hold of our numbers? I don’t want the employees to know how much profit (or loss) the company generates. How can we play The Game when we have multiple locations? How can we have a weekly huddle when most of our employees work remote? This won’t work for us because we are a union shop. Each of the above questions can be easily diffused.
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5 Simple Extras to Make Your Huddle a Huge Success

Aug 12, 2014 by Kevin Walter 0 Comments
What can a truly engaged work huddle do for your Game play? There is tremendous excitement over the Great Game of Business when a company first begins to play The Game. The honeymoon phase usually lasts about as long as The Games are going well, but every once in a while, as a leader, you might be faced with some unengaged employees during your weekly huddles.
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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.