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Can Equity Ownership be the Ultimate Stake in the Outcome?

Aug 8, 2019 by Martin Staubus 0 Comments
We all know the fundamental building blocks of the Great Game of Business®: Know and teach the rules Follow the action and keep score Provide a Stake in the Outcome® When it comes to that third step—providing a stake in the outcome—what’s the best way to do that? Two common choices include cash bonuses and equity sharing. Many owners, especially those new to the Game, are skittish about sharing equity with employees. They can’t always put their finger on why it makes them nervous, but the reality is that using equity interests can be a great way to provide a stake in the outcome to your associates.
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The Effectiveness of Equity Ownership

Sep 6, 2016 by Martin Staubus 0 Comments
We all know the fundamental building blocks of the Great Game: Know and teach the rules Follow the action and keep score Provide a stake in the outcome When it comes to that third step – providing A Stake in the Outcome® – what’s the best way to do that?  There are really just two choices: cash bonuses; or equity sharing.
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Doing Well While Doing Good: The ESOP Exit

Aug 9, 2015 by Martin Staubus 0 Comments
Nearly every day, a business owner makes the personal decision to retire. That’s an easy decision to reach in principle. But what about the specifics? The concrete plan? Figuring that out can be overwhelming.
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A Stake in the Outcome®: Should You Consider an ESOP?

Oct 21, 2014 by Martin Staubus 1 Comment
A Stake in the Outcome: Should You Consider an ESOP? Maybe so, if it kills two birds with one stone. It’s fundamental: to play the Great Game successfully, employees need to have a stake in the outcome.  Otherwise, it’s hard to imagine why they would go to all the extra trouble to help the company boost its performance.  But what’s the best way to provide that?
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Living with an ESOP - What's it Like?

Aug 21, 2013 by Martin Staubus 0 Comments
Having an ESOP at your company means that some of your company’s stock will be held in the retirement savings accounts of your employees.  Is this something a business owner might live to regret? One of the first questions raised by business owners about ESOPs is the issue of corporate control.  After all, the employees have stock.  Could they make trouble?  Would it be inmates running the asylum? The answer, in a word, is no.
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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.