Good to Great author Jim Collins says, “The whole concept of The Great Game of Business is beautiful –consistency, alignment, and transparency, infused with core values and brought to life with powerful mechanisms. It is inspired and inspiring.”
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 financial outcome, good or bad.
In some ways, we see “business” as incidental to what we do. Our real business is education. We teach people about business and give employees the knowledge and tools help them understand:
- what winning means in business,
- how to track, measure and improve performance and
- how to share in a self-funding stake in the outcome…to win or lose as a team.
Our ultimate goal is to create a “business of business people” who think, act and feel like owners. Open-book management is one of the key components of our approach, though it is only a portion of our overall process.