If you have implemented The Great Game of Business® and are making progress in your company, you might be wondering what the next step is. How do you sustain The Game and keep your team engaged in the long-run? Here are some tips and tools to keep your current staff energized, and bring new employees up to speed on your Great Game™ culture and practices:
1. Use Visuals and Video
Visuals, charts, and videos are a great way to introduce your new staff to the concepts of GGOB. The Great Game of Business - Explained is a short video giving an overview of what it means to work for a Great Game company. Consider making your own video highlighting the specific practices and values of your organization.
2. The Buddy Program
Partner new staff with seasoned members of the team that are familiar with Great Game methodology. This provides a point person for the new employee for questions and support, all while challenging current employees to be up-to-speed and knowledgeable about the business, financials, and GGOB practices.
3. Have Team Members Personally Dive into the 10 Steps of Implementation
A great starting place for new hires, or even a refresher for long-term employees, is going back to the basics of the Great Game of Business: the 10 Steps of Implementation:
Step 1: Begin with the Right Leadership
Step 2: Share the Why Before the How
Step 3: Open the Books
Step 4: Focus on the Critical Number™
Step 5: Act on the Right Drivers
Step 6: Create an Early Win with MiniGames™
Step 7: Provide a Stake in the Outcome™
Step 8: Keep Score
Step 9: Follow the Action
Step 10: Apply High-Involvement Planning™
Give employees a detailed look into these ten steps by sending staff, new and old, to the Discover the Game virtual workshop. This two-day training provides an in-depth view of open-book management and how to effectively play The Game in your company.
Additionally, the Get in the Game book was designed with a focus on implementation. It's the step-by-step approach we use every day to implement and sustain The Great Game of Business inside organizations all over the world and in every industry. Read or listen to the book, and access more than a dozen tools and templates to help your team play The Game at a high level.
4. Create a Culture Committee
5. Attack Your Gaps
6. Learn From Those Who Have Done It Before
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