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 4-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.
- Get quick takeaways you can implement today at Discover the Game.
You can attend Discover the Game virtual workshop, 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.
In the end, GGOB isn’t rocket science. It just takes discipline & determination. You have to keep going. The system works great if you work the system. All you have to do is get started, which is simpler than you think.