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What’s the Pebble in Your Shoe?

We were recently asked to assist a client who was looking to drive certain behaviours within their team when it came to the learning experience they were trying to create, specifically, encouraging team members to “have a go” before asking for help. While not directly related to the businesses financial success, the way in which learning

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12 February, 2015 Author Trudi Saul

Good job, but…

In his book Oops! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money,  Aubrey Daniels explores a baker’s dozen of widespread misguided management practices and how you can correct them. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing  these management faux pas, and offering alternatives to help achieve management excellence. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts –

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21 November, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Build a better scoreboard

When you walk into a Great Game of Business company – you can’t help but notice walls and halls being plastered with scoreboards. The objective of keeping score is to simply and consistently inform the players if they are winning or losing, and who is accountable. It’s not management scoring the team, it the team scoring themselves.

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7 November, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

It takes an adult to open the books

If there is one thing you can be sure of when you’re starting the Great Game of Business, or implementing any open-book system, it’s that there will always be a level of confusion, fear, doubt, and ignorance when you first open your books. The process can, and should, push your team out of their comfort

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Author Trudi Saul

Could pay-for-performance increase your bottom line?

In his book Oops! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money,  Aubrey Daniels explores a baker’s dozen of widespread misguided management practices and how you can correct them. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing  these management faux pas, and offering alternatives to help achieve management excellence. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts –

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Author Trudi Saul

What makes a good huddle?

Communication plays an integral role in high-performance organisations – budgeting, forecasting, and even keeping score are only as good as the communication and actions you create around the numbers. Huddling provides a rhythm of communication where everyone is kept informed, involved and engaged in moving the company forward. Information comes from every corner of the business –

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24 October, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Five simple ways to engage your front line employees

There’s no doubt that having an engaged and inspired workforce has a significant positive effect on the daily running and long term goals of an organisation – however it may shock you to learn that only 13% of employees worldwide are fully engaged in their work (Gallup, 2013). Gallup’s 2013 study on 142 countries revealed

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Author Trudi Saul

Why you shouldn’t reward perfect attendance

In his book Oops! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money,  Aubrey Daniels explores a baker’s dozen of widespread misguided management practices and how you can correct them. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing  these management faux pas, and offering alternatives to help achieve management excellence. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts –

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Author Trudi Saul

Understanding the “Why”

If your leadership team is looking to create a dramatic shift in organisational culture, consider enlisting the help of “pride builders” to help you motivate and inspire your employees. Pride building, where leaders seek out a few employees who are already recognised as master motivators and invite their recommendations to enable better ways of working,

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12 September, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Bench-marking Employees or Public Ranking?

In his book Oops! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money,  Aubrey Daniels explores a baker’s dozen of widespread misguided management practices and how you can correct them. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing  these management faux pas, and offering alternatives to help achieve management excellence. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts –

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Author Trudi Saul

Brisbane accounting firm an All Star!

We are pleased to announce that Brisbane-based O’Connells OBM - Chartered Accountants + Business Advisers have been awarded a 2014 All-Star Award !  On Thursday, September 4th in St Louis Missouri, at the annual Gathering of the Games, O’Connells OBM took out an ‘All-Star Award’ being recognised as a champion of the Game.  Each year, The Great Game of Business searches

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9 September, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Secrets of Organisational Effectiveness

If your leadership team is looking to create a dramatic shift in organisational culture, consider enlisting the help of “pride builders” to help you motivate and inspire your employees.  Pride building, where leaders seek out a few employees who are already recognised as master motivators and invite their recommendations to enable better ways of working,

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8 August, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

The Problem with Performance Appraisals

In his book Oops! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money,  Aubrey Daniels explores a baker’s dozen of widespread misguided management practices and how you can correct them. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing  these management faux pas, and offering alternatives to help achieve management excellence. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts –

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Author Trudi Saul

Congratulations O’Connells OBM

We are pleased to announce that Brisbane-based O’Connells OBM - Chartered Accountants + Business Advisers have been selected as a FINALIST for the 2014 All-Star Awards ! Their selection as a finalist for this prestigious award signifies their status as among “the best of the best” in the open-book management community. Each year, The Great Game of Business

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18 July, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Join our tour

Visit Great Game businesses based in St Louis, MO – 2 September 2014 Are you thinking about attending the Gathering of the Games conference? Prior to the conference, local St Louis Great Game coach Bill Collier will be leading our tour, offering the opportunity to meet local business owners in The Game,  visiting their operations, and engage with their employees. International

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4 July, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

What’s wrong with Stretch Goals?

In his book Oops! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money,  Aubrey Daniels explores a baker’s dozen of widespread misguided management practices and how you can correct them. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing  these management faux pas, and offering alternatives to help achieve management excellence. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts –

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20 June, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Workplace Incentives: How are Companies Keeping their Talent?

Over the last three months we’ve shared research detailing the impact of engaged (and disengaged) employees along with the best-practices to engage employees at all levels of the company. Incentive programs, workplace perks and unique rewards are often seen as best-practice for employers. Check out the infographic below to learn if these workplace incentives are

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Author Trudi Saul

Oops! 13 Management mistakes

In his book Oops! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money,  Aubrey Daniels explores a baker’s dozen of widespread misguided management practices and how you can correct them. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing  these management faux pas, and offering alternatives to help achieve management excellence. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts

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5 June, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

The importance of employee engagement

Part three of our five-part series of Employee Engagement Infographics detailed the cost of disengaged employees; if learning that $370 billion is lost annually due to disengaged employees wasn’t enough to spur your interest, part four of the series elaborates on “The Importance of Employee Engagement.” Learn how other companies are motivating their staff…and how effective

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Author Trudi Saul

Work engaged, work inspired

In our first two instalments of our five-part Employee Engagement Infographic series, we brought you infographics detailing the importance of happiness in the workplace. In part one, we learnt what makes employees happy, and part two shared research revealing that happy workers are more productive. This week’s infographic, “Work Engaged, Work Inspired,” explains how engaged workers benefit your

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21 May, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Make recognition worthwhile

In our recent infographics on employee engagement, we’ve seen how recognition plays a large role in engagement and job satisfaction. However, in order for it to be useful and successful, recognition should be in a form that motivates and rewards appropriately and deservedly. So how can you ensure your recognition has the impact you want?

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8 May, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Why happy employees make for happy employers

In our last post, we showed you an infographic that showcased recent research on “What Makes Employees Happy.” So what’s so great about happy employees? In part two of our series, Shawn Achor reveals “The Happy Secret to Better Work”, and shows the hidden benefits of happy workers for both the employer and the employee. The

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7 May, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

What makes employees happy?

What is the most cost-effective incentive that is a proven driving force behind employee engagement? The answer is simple: recognition. Engaging employees is becoming increasingly more important to employers because engaged employees tend to be better workers and stay with a company longer. We’ve collected some great infographics that sum up the current research on

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4 April, 2014 Author Trudi Saul

Your roadmap to greater transparency

It’s no secret that increasing transparency in your business can give your company a unique competitive edge. Studies are increasingly demonstrating the link between candid and open management communication to increased engagement and motivation within your workplace. In fact, data compiled by ClearCompany.com showed that companies that promote good communication are 50% more likely to

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24 March, 2014 Author Trudi Saul