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Live Great Game Huddle® at Big Brothers Big Sisters Conference

Jul 13, 2018 by Katie Davis 0 Comments
  At The Great Game of Business®, we love to see the progress of our practitioners and hear about their Great Game journeys. Check out the video below featuring Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star's live Huddle from the BBBS National Conference as they reveal results from their first year of implementing the Great Game.
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Tips for an Outstanding Huddle

Mar 28, 2018 by Rusty Kiolbassa 0 Comments
The workplace Huddle is perhaps one of the most beautiful components of the Great Game of Business.  There is something special about getting everybody in the same room to go over how the company is doing financially and physically that astonishes people. No outsider who comes to SRC to see a successful Huddle ever leaves disappointed in the level of engagement, curiosity and fulfillment in each of SRC’s employee-owners.
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Jenner Ag's Great Game Story

Feb 14, 2018 by The Jenner Ag Team 0 Comments
We're Jenner Ag and we are a practitioner host for The Great Game Experience. We're very excited to partner with The Great Game of Business team for this event. We wanted to tell you a little more about our story and how we practice open-book management in our organization.  Before we had ever heard about The Great Game of Business, Jenner Ag was a profitable company… but we knew we had more potential. Although the profit sharing program the company had implemented years ago was quite successful, the management team could feel it getting stale. Worse, the employees had come to view it as more of an entitlement than something they had to earn. It desperately needed reenergizing.
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6 Ways to Make Your Huddle More People-Centric

Jul 17, 2017 by Dr. David Stern 0 Comments
A weekly, company-wide recitation of the full financials may sound like an absolute snooze-fest, but Huddles at work can really be an exciting weekly morale boost - if the focus is on people and not numbers. Yes, numbers are important, but the people behind those numbers – and the stories of how they achieved those numbers – are even more important. Here are six ways to make your work huddles more engaging and people-centric without losing the numbers.
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There is No "I" in Team: Why Adding Teambuilding to Your Huddles is Important

Jun 28, 2017 by Bekah Keene 0 Comments
Ownership rule #5 from A Stake in the Outcome is “It takes a team to build equity value.” But how do you do that? How do you encourage teamwork and is it really that important?  During this session, you will learn the importance behind having a strong team and how to build your team with fun quick games during your huddles.  
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Supercharge your Huddles: Employee Engagement that Works

Aug 18, 2016 by Justin Hill 0 Comments
Imagine your team walking into the weekly company huddle to find themselves as a contestant on Jeopardy competing for real cash prizes!  How about feeling like they just walked onto the set of one of the most popular current reality shows.  Or what if your staff meeting was a spoofed, miniature production of the Tonight Show?  These are just a few of endless ideas to add a little spice when needing to reignite what may have become the “dreaded mandatory weekly meeting.”  It is also a great way to honor those special employees in a most memorable way.
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How Often Should Your Team Huddle?

Aug 27, 2015 by Great Game Team 0 Comments
Many companies beginning their GGOB journey ask, How often should your team Huddle? What does a Huddle look like? Those just starting out with the Great Game process often fear that these Huddles will be “too time consuming” or “just another meeting.” The truth is that Huddles, when done well, will actually save you time because they improve communication and the execution of tasks. Here, we've broken down each type of Huddle and......
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Not Just Another Internal Meeting – 5 True Powers of the Daily Huddle

Aug 18, 2015 by Adam Dierselhuis 0 Comments
Co-authored by Trudi Saul I recently came across a statistic that said employees spend more than 31 hours a month in unproductive meetings - talk about a time suck! How is a daily huddle any different? Well for starters, it’s quick and to the point. You review the most crucial elements of the business and discuss anything else offline.
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How to Get Started Tracking Your Business Metrics

Jul 28, 2015 by Bill Collier 0 Comments
Though he’s referring to baseball, Jim Evans’ stance on tracking metrics can be applied to professional organizations just as they are to professional baseball organizations. Metric tracking is a fundamental process for companies that practice the Great Game of Business. And although it’s an essential part of playing The Game, it isn’t uncommon for companies to find themselves at a loss for whether or not they’re tracking the right numbers. Sometimes company leaders don’t even know where to start tracking!
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5 Ingredients to Spice up your Huddles

Nov 17, 2014 by Alfredo Velazquez 1 Comment
Sometimes it can be hard to capture and maximize co-workers’ engagement levels during a huddle week in and week out.  Increasing and maintaining focus and engagement should be a constant goal for any huddle leader.  Take a look at these five easy-to-implement steps to create the ideal atmosphere for truly productive huddles.
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Aircraft Repair Company Uses Financial Forecasting to Avoid Pay Cuts

Founded in January 2000 in Fort Worth, Texas, Texas Air Composites (TAC) repairs and overhauls aircraft for airlines and other private owners all over the world. 
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5 Simple Extras to Make Your Huddle a Huge Success

Aug 12, 2014 by Kevin Walter 0 Comments
What can a truly engaged work huddle do for your Game play? There is tremendous excitement over the Great Game of Business when a company first begins to play The Game.  The honeymoon phase usually lasts about as long as The Games are going well, but every once in a while, as a leader, you might be faced with some unengaged employees during your weekly huddles.
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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.