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6 Practices for Successfully Leading the Millennial Generation

Aug 2, 2019 by David Branch 0 Comments
You just can’t find good help these days!  If you're like me, you've heard this saying and have likely said it yourself a thousand times! It has been so difficult and discouraging to find the right employees to hire in our company that, for about two years, I all but refused to grow my business. Growth meant I would have to hire and train new employees just to have them leave once we started seeing some real return from this new employee. And after twenty-five years of business, I did not want to continue fighting the with many millennials—often trouble with work ethic and frequent job-hoping. I had a choice: keep suffering or find a solution. So, I made it my mission to discover the real issue and determine a solution!
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5 Reasons You Need a PayBrand Story to Scale Your Business

Jul 22, 2019 by Kathy Steele 0 Comments
Great Game® practitioners have many shared values, such as a commitment to High-Involvement Strategic Planning, and the belief that every employee can impact the bottom line. Another shared value, which may at first seem too obvious to mention, is an attention to the numbers. As Great Game of Business practitioners, we are attentive, even passionate, about the numbers. To successfully scale and grow our business, this passion and thought must apply to all numbers on the balance sheet. Having a “why” behind every employees’ compensation that can be sustained long-term is critical to keeping top talent around and attracting the best new hires.
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Capitalizing on GGOB to Attract Employees & Customers

Apr 26, 2019 by Lauren Haley 0 Comments
Company culture is one of the most important values individuals look at when searching for a job. That's why Great Game practitioners often spread the word about their open-book and transparent business practices, and as a result not only draw in prospective talent, but attract the right employees with compatible values—those that will thrive in their Great Game culture. GGOB practitioners showcase their unique culture to tell their customers and staff—new and old—the story of what they're all about. Many companies capitalize on their practice of the Great Game of Business® in job postings and their organization's web pages as hiring tool, an asset to retain current employees, and way to communicate their organization's values to clients. 
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How SRC is Using The Game to Tackle its Critical Number: People

Most companies these days are struggling to find enough people to chase all the opportunities in front of them. SRC, the birthplace of the Great Game of Business®, is no exception. That’s why SRC Holdings' CEO Jack Stack raised a lot of questions among attendees at last year’s Gathering of Games when he announced that SRC’s Critical Number™ for 2019 was going to be “people.” Jack’s point was that if SRC is going to be successful in the long run, it needs to become a better competitor in the “War for Talent.” One way to do so is for SRC to leverage The Game to create a line of sight where everyone inside the organization is focused on that goal. By making people their Critical Number, this is no longer just a problem for the human resource department to overcome: it becomes the focus for the entire company.
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Jack Stack on Retention and SRC's Critical Number: People

Feb 20, 2019 by Lauren Haley 0 Comments
In 1983, International Harvester was in deep financial trouble. Jack Stack and his fellow managers at the company’s engine remanufacturing facility in Springfield, Missouri, were scrambling to protect 119 jobs at the plant. Fast forward 36 years and SRC is struggling to find enough people to sustain the business over the long term.
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Where Do I Start? Begin by Measuring the Right Results

Jan 22, 2019 by Dave Scholten 0 Comments
In an open-book company, we keep score in order to simply and consistently inform the players if they are winning or losing, and who is accountable. Check out these tips from Great Game Coach, Dave Scholten,  for measuring the right results to maximize The Game at your business.
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5 Career Page Essentials To Build A Brand People Want to Work For

Oct 19, 2018 by Kathy Steele 0 Comments
Is talent your Critical Number™? While most of us focus on revenue or profit, Jack Stack took the stage at this year’s Gathering of Games and announced that hiring top talent was this year's important focus at SRC. The Great Game of Business Community embraces the idea that its both Money and People that drive results. As Great Game practitioners, I believe we are the coolest companies to work for in the world! However, most of us are just not telling that story to potential employees.
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Why “People” Is Our New Critical Number

Oct 18, 2018 by Jack Stack 5 Comments
I might have raised a few eyebrows this past September when I gave my speech at the 26th Gathering of Games in Dallas. I talked about how we were now fighting a war for talent and that, thanks to retiring Baby Boomers and a hot economy, we now face a critical shortage of people. Without people, we will not be able to keep growing the business by taking advantage of the opportunities ahead of us. It’s our belief that by the year 2020, the companies with the best people will dominate their markets. In my speech, I explained that the Critical Number™ for our business for 2019 was going to be “people.” I thought that some members of the audience started to think they were at the wrong conference. (Was this some kind of HR seminar?)
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Digital Transformation in HR - Saving Your Money and Time

Oct 1, 2018 by Kathy Steele 0 Comments
Attracting and retaining talent is expensive. Period. As a Great Game player, you get it - every dollar counts. You also understand that The Great Game of Business is about money and people. So, how about using technology to save you and your team valuable time, and reduce costs in Human Resources? With it taking an average of 40 days and over $4,000 to make a hire and an average cost of $30,000 for losing a good hire, securing qualified talent in a competitive market is no doubt pricey. Investing in digital tools is a great chance to reduce these costs and save time when attracting and retaining talent.
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3 Tips for Using Open-Book Management to Attract and Retain A Players

Jul 31, 2018 by Eric Rieger 0 Comments
  Attracting and retaining top talent is the #1 challenge most businesses face in today's competitive marketplace.  Organizations that practice OBM (open-book management) have a major competitive edge that they should use to their advantage in all recruiting efforts.  
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3 Tips to Create a Winning Talent Strategy

Jul 24, 2018 by Red Caffeine 0 Comments
  Unemployment is under 4%, the lowest it has been in 10 years, and today’s talent market is a lot more competitive. Is your talent strategy ready? Don’t let the best candidates fall into the laps of your competitors. Instead, up your game to become and remain an employer of choice. Here are three impact areas that will elevate your employer brand to attract and retain top talent:
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People+People: How to Build a Brand That People Want to Work With and For

Jul 18, 2018 by Kathy Steele 1 Comment
  You have probably heard the cliche, "People want to buy from people they know, like and trust." Undoubtedly, you could change that to employees want to work for companies they know, like and trust. Let's have a discussion about attracting talent and employee retention.  As growth consultants, we witness companies intensively focus on acquiring new customers and put far less emphasis on customer retention or workforce engagement. These businesses are ignoring critical economic drivers of success. It is essential to establish a People+People Plan to create a positive brand experience for all stakeholders. So how do you build a brand reputation that attracts both customers and employees?  
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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.