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"Companies that practice open-book management seem to have captured some sort of lightning in a bottle."--Chris Lee, "Training Magazine""Case can illuminate business strategies with a single piercing sentence.""--New York Times Book Review""What a sensible and timely idea--to treat people like adults and surround them with enough business information to do the right thing."--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of "When Giants Learn to Dance

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An editor of Inc. magazine explains the powerful management tool that is revolutionizing American business--describing how and why it works and illustrating how all companies can utilize it to realize higher profits. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness; Reprint edition (April 12, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887308023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887308024
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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By Robert Morris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
When Open-Book Management was first in 1995, its subtitle suggested "The Coming Business Revolution." Well, that "revolution" has arrived and author John Case deserves much of the credit. In the Introduction, however, he makes it crystal clear that open-book management is NOT a panacea, is NOT a substitute for TQM or reengineering or any other operational overhaul, and is NOT a single system. In essence, open-book management helps companies to create a shared environment in which everyone understands that they are competing in a marketplace, trying to make money. But for whom? Frequently, effective ownership has been limited to relatively few people. In privately-held companies, usually to a single person and/or to a family. Presumably Case agrees with Al Ehrbar (author of EVA) that the traditional concept of "ownership" must be re-defined so that everyone involved in a given enterprise assumes personal responsibility for adding value. Hence the importance of recognition of peak performance but also the importance of financial incentives. "What's in it for me?" is a quite legitimate question. Given the increasingly greater impact of globalization, the information revolution, and what Case calls "entrepreneuralization", companies must find new and better ways to answer that question. For Case, each company needs a mission, a strategy. "But more than anything else it needs eager, willing employees, people who have a reason to care about their employer's prosperity and who know how to help it succeed.Read more ›
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What do TQM, reengineering, empowerment, teaming, and even six sigma have in common? They all implement parts of open-book management. And that's the reason they all have spotty records- they were successful when they, accidentally, incorporated enough of the rest of open-book management.
The principle here is very simple- instead of your company or division relying on only the handful of minds at the top of the organization to improve the company, it treats all the employees as adults with brains and encourages everyone to work for the company's benefit. This also has the effect of reducing or eliminating office politics since everyone's pulling in the same direction.
How? Fortunately the process is pretty simple, though it needs to be tailored to each business. The pieces are:
1. Giving employees all relevant financial information,
2. Giving employees training to understand the financial information,
3. Giving employees appropriate responsibility for the numbers under their control, and
4. Giving employees appropriate stakes in the outcomes (through bonuses, stock, options, etc.).
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Case shows, with many examples from open book companies, that companies' performance really takes off (or pulls out of jeopardy) when they organize to:
1. Give all their financial information to all employees;
2. Teach employees to understand it; and
3. Give employees a financial stake in how the company performs.
In summary, experience shows that employees at open book companies act like owners. Case shows exactly how to do it.
Give this book to your boss!
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The same like The Great game of business but from another point of view. Very interesting!
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By Alex on July 27, 2015
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really good quality, perfect state.
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