Resources

Books:

To get started, we recommend John Case’s classic book Open-Book Management.

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John Case's Open-Book Management“Anyone who has employees and is tired of hearing them say ‘It’s not my job’ should think about open-book management.” —Reuters Business Report

“This is the big promise of open-book management: that it lets workers see the bigger picture…[It’s] an experiment to watch.” —The Economist

“Open-book management practices empower employees by giving them the information they need to make informed decisions and to act. This leads to improved profitability and a stronger organization, the basis of any sustainable enterprise.”—Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina

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You can learn a lot more about individual companies’ experience by reading John’s subsequent book: The Open-Book Experience.

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The Open-Book Experience by John Case“A lucid, persuasive, and eminently practical guide to the most important development in management in decades.” —Corey Rosen, Executive Director, The National Center for Employee Ownership

.“This open-book movement has become a full-scale revolution, and John Case is one of a handful of people leading the charge.” —Inc. 

 

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Other must-read books

GGOB New bookThe Great Game of Business has been reissued this year in an updated 20th anniversary edition

“Transparency has become the watchword in global capitalism…Everyone knows the free flow of information, accurate and timely, permits market participants to judge matters better for themselves.” —The Boston Globe

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asitocA Stake in the Outcome

“At a time when doubt shrouds the U.S. economy, Jack Stack’s book is a beacon of hope. It is a little bit about technique and a lot about unleashing the good sense of the American worker.” —Tom Peters

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Online resources

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Inc.’s website has dozens of articles on open-book management.

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The National Center for Employee Ownership offers a variety of case studies and commentaries.

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For ongoing support, subscribe to our e-newsletter and share your open-book experiences with John Case

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OBI_small_adJohn’s cooking up another book (we think), but in any case he needs your story ideas and open-book experiences, your triumphs and challenges, for our monthly e-newsletter.

Feel free to send him your anecdotes, performance games, incentive ideas, offbeat rewards, scoreboards and best practices using the contact form below. We’ll get back to you ASAP to set up a time to talk. Thanks.

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