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Are you playing The Game to your full potential?

Are you playing the game to your full potential blogAre you playing The Game to your full potential? Without a doubt, The Game is a process that should be adapted to your company’s environment, not adopted or replicated. However, there are a few key questions you should ask yourself to determine if you are missing a critical step in playing The Game.

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  1. Is your leadership on the same page when it comes to Open-Book Management?
  2. Do you know how to effectively communicate “why” your team should jump onboard with Open-Book Management?
  3. Are you able to conduct financial meetings that energize your team?
  4. Is your company’s reward & recognition program effective and well designed?
  5. Are your scoreboards communicating the wins and losses?
  6. Are you able to accurately define your company’s Critical Numbers?
  7. Are all departments in your company utilizing “rolling forecasting”?
  8. Do your employees feel comfortable and confident working with financial numbers?
  9. Are managers able to clearly communicate financial information for maximum impact?
  10. Are your company forecasts accurate?

If you answered “no” to three or more of these questions; it’s time to consider re-vamping your process to get everybody involved in moving your company forward. There are several ways to improve on your processes; the most successful way we've found is to work with an experienced coach. However, if you're not ready for such a step, consider joining us at the upcoming Get in The Game Workshop (there's one coming up March 22 & 23, 2011).New call-to-action

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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.