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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.