When practicing The Great Game of Business® (GGOB), the breakthrough comes when companies shift from focusing on an event (bonus plan, financial literacy program, etc.) to using GGOB as an operating system to run their organization. GGOB is a system. It’s a pattern. It’s a strategy. It’s a way of thinking. If you want to fully leverage the power of Great Game™, you must treat it as a system and persistently work it.
The question is: where do you start?
There’s a missing link between understanding the concept of Great Game and actually implementing it. Many business leaders get stuck over analyzing everything when they should really just create a plan, commit to a number and see how it goes.
If that sounds like you, here are some easy, actionable steps to actually get started with The Great Game of Business:
- Sign up for the 7-Day OBM Introduction Series.
Learn the basics of The Game with this short email series. It’s 100% education, 0% sales pitch.
- Read the book.
As mentioned previously, reading the book is essential for gaining an understanding of what OBM is and why it’s important.
- Visit the birthplace of OBM.
Head over to Springfield, MO, to visit and tour the birthplace of open-book management at SRC Holdings. You can also attend The Great Game Experience, which will leave you feeling inspired and invigorated to jump into open-book management.
- Develop an implementation plan.
Utilize GGOB resources to design a game that’s ideal for your company and situation, as well as put together a financial statement to share with your company.
- Attend OBM workshops.
From MiniGames Training to High-Involvement Planning Workshops and more, there are events all year long that can help you smoothly implement OBM.
- Invest in coaching.
There is no quicker, more effective way to implement GGOB than with the help of a practitioner — someone who’s lived it. While coaching requires an investment, you’ll get the tools, information and understanding necessary to be successful. Many companies have seen a return-on-investment in as little as one month.