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3 Ways to Build Trust Through Transparency

Jun 7, 2017 by John Hall 0 Comments
The power of transparency in business— and how it positively affects your brand — is often lost on some leaders, and I understand that. When you lead a major corporation, you might feel that being more transparent means you’ll have to show your cards to clients and customers, or give away more than you’re comfortable with. And what happens if you share anything that’s not business-related and alienate someone in your audience? That fear keeps many leaders from sharing an authentic story and truly connecting with their key audiences.
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Manufacturer Uses Transparency as Competitive Edge

West Paw Design is a world-class manufacturer of high-quality pet toys, beds, and apparel based in Bozeman, Montana. Founded in 1996, 100% of West Paw Design's products are manufactured in the U.S. using nontoxic, organic, or recyclable materials and are sold largely through independent retailers.
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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 Questions Engaged Employees Need Answered

Aug 13, 2014 by James Mauch 0 Comments
Sharing information with employees is the foundation of an ownership culture. But too often old (and flawed) cultural beliefs conflict with an ownership culture and result in more confusion and fear about employee information sharing than advancing the company’s goals.
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Social Media & Transparency – Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

Aug 6, 2014 by Claire Faucett 0 Comments
We've all experienced it. We call the 1-800 support number only to experience numerous interchanges where we "order up" a solution to our problem via a multitude of automated commands... only to get disconnected or get denied service when we finally reach a real person.
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An Exploration in Accountability

Aug 4, 2014 by Stan Sewitch 1 Comment
“What does ‘accountability’ mean to you?” the facilitator asked the group of earnest managers, gathered to hear about the subject and hopefully apply it in daily work life.
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5 Illuminating Lessons on Transparency

Inc. Magazine recently shared an article about salary transparency in light of the recent firing of New York Times executive editor, Jill Abramson, who was seemingly let go shortly after she made an inquiry about her compensation. In the article, writer Ilan Mochari details some common challenges faced when implementing open-book as well as some tips for those who want to make salaries more transparent at their workplace. While the tips are practical, we loved this article because there are some illuminating lessons that can be learned from the examples in the story.
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10 People you Should Meet at the 2014 Employee Ownership Conference

If your company is currently employee owned, or you are considering it; you're probably planning to attend the 2014 Employee Ownership Conference held April 8-10, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia which is presented by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).
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Meet GGOB Rookie of the Year: Paul Mueller Company

Each year, at The Annual Gathering of Games, we recognize several companies who represent the “best of the best” in open-book management practice by honoring these companies with an All-Star Award. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The Great Game of Business, and have demonstrated outstanding results. Throughout the next few weeks, we’d like to introduce you to each of these companies in hopes that their experience will inspire you as you continue to explore open-book management.
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Myths about Business Transparency to Stop Believing NOW

If you’re an entrepreneur, business owner or manager, you know that “transparency” is one of the big buzzwords in business right now. Most businesspeople get a little squeamish at the mention of such a bold word. There are a few pretty terrifying myths about what might happen if you become transparent with company information. Here are a few of the best myths along with reasons why you should stop believing them:
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Transparency and Leadership: Avoid Emily Litella Syndrome

Feb 26, 2012 by Bill Collier 0 Comments
  Emily Litella, in one of her typical on-air rants: “What’s this I hear about computer parking lots? We’re in a recession, people are losing their jobs, and now we have parking lots for computers! It’s an outrageous waste of land and money!”
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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.