Though technology has evolved at hyper speed over the past hundred years, management styles have mostly stayed the same. The higher-ups make the decisions, and the employees grind it out, often without knowing the endgame. In 1983, Jack Stack created a new game: The Great Game of Business.
Get In The Game further explains the rules of this Game: to win, you must get everyone at all levels of the business as informed, involved, and engaged as the owner. This book offers a step-by-step guide on how to teach employees the numbers, show them the big picture, and let them have a say in the company’s future. The Game has already benefited thousands of companies:
Is yours ready to get in The Game?
In This Book, You Will Learn:
This is simply hands-down the best, most practical book you can read on how to make your company and your employees winners.
And, by the way, that is not puffery. This book is just flat-out awesome. If I could waive a magic wand, I would have every ESOP company make this its playbook.
Not only have I had the pleasure of taking the Great Game of Business courses, I continue to use many of the key principles from this leadership system every day in my role as CEO. Beginning with the right leadership; insuring that there is respect for every individual; focusing on optimizing key decisions and instilling a daily desire to win are all key components I have implemented into my operating rhythm. This book will definitely help everyone keep practicing and implementing The Game.
CEO, Vistage Worldwide
Perhaps the best way to describe our new book is with a quotation from 26 years ago:
“This book is for people who are fed up with management systems that don’t work. It’s for managers who have tried every motivational tool under the sun and still can’t get people to perform up to their abilities.
"It’s for CEOs who wonder why their companies don’t make more money even after they’ve installed all the latest bells and whistles from the business gurus. It’s for everyone who has ever dreamed of working in a company run on democratic principles—the same principles we demand in every other aspect of our lives.”From The Great Game of Business, by Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham, 1992
This book was designed with a focus on implementation. The how-to. The cookbook. The step-by-step approach we use every day to implement and sustain The Great Game of Business inside organizations all over the world and in every industry. We designed this book to teach you the principles and practices of the operating system to “get you in The Game” quickly, take you on a deeper dive to make it stick, and, finally, to start you on the journey of High-Involvement Planning™ that will help you transform not only your business, but your people.
It’s money. It’s people. It’s both.™
If you have heard about ‘open-book management’ and are wondering what all the fuss is about, this is the book for you. Rich Armstrong and Steve Baker explain the simple but powerful method that will unlock your business’s potential for growth and profit.
Former Editor-in-Chief, Inc. Magazine & Inc.com