Open Book Management

Open Book Management

How to Get Open Book Management Going in Your Business

In prior installments in The Guide to Open Book Management posts, you learned what Open Book Management is, The Case for Open Book Management, whether Open Book is right for your business, the 3 Key Components of Open Book Management, and 5 Decisions to consider as you go Open Book. In this installment, the assumption […]

Open Book Management

5 Decisions to Make as You Implement Open Book Management

In prior installments in The Guide to Open Book Management posts, you learned what Open Book Management is, The Case for Open Book Management, whether Open Book is right for your business, and the 3 Key Components of Open Book Management. Next up, some decisions to consider before you launch Open Book Management. Given the […]

Open Book Management

The 3 Key Components of Open Book Management

In prior installments in The Guide to Open Book Management posts, you learned what Open Book Management is, The Case for Open Book Management, and if Open Book is right for your business. Next up, an overview of the key components of Open Book Management… Open Book Management is a system used to run the […]

Open Book Management

Is Open Book Management Right for My Business?

In Part I and Part II of The Guide to Open Book Management posts, you learned what Open Book Management is and Making Case for Open Book Management. Next up, helping you determine, is Open Book right for your business? In The Guide to Open Book Management, you’ve learned: 1. What is Open Book Management? […]

Open Book Management

Making the Case for Open Book Management

In Part II of our Guide to Open Book Management (you can read Part I to explore what Open Book is and where it came from here!), we invite you to consider why your business might want to consider Open Book Management (OBM) as a way to run the business. You’ll soon see that there’s […]

Open Book Management

How is your Huddling Going?

Is your huddle rockin’ it out and naming names? Or has it lost that, you know, lovin’ feeling? Either way, this is the conversation for you : Join ZingTrain Managing Partner, Maggie Bayless, and Deli Business Manager, Lynn Martin, to talk about huddling. Maggie and Lynn will answer questions about huddling that have been keepin’ […]

Open Book Management

Realizations, Recognitions and (Re)Learnings on Open Book Management

Zingerman’s has been an Open Book business for over a decade now. We attribute a good bit of our financial success, especially through these lean times, to being Open Book. Over the course of time, we’ve not only gained a deeper understanding of what Open Book is and how and why it works, we’ve had […]

Open Book Management

5 Fantastic Tips to Meet Your Annual Targets

Ann Lofgren, ZingTrain’s resident Open Book Management and Annual Planning expert, joins us for this – our first webinar of 2014! Ann will share five fantastic tips that will help your business meet its annual targets. Gleaned from the methods and techniques we have used for years in the Open Book environment of Zingerman’s, these […]

Open Book Management

All About Open Book Management

Here at Zingerman’s, we think that being Open Book is a huge part of why we have the employee engagement and finanical success that we do. Jennifer Conlin, the New York Times reporter that “embedded” at Zingerman’s agrees. At ZingTrain, having taught Open Book Management to countless clients over the years, we also know that […]

Open Book Management

Meaningful Metrics

Whether you call them metrics, measures or KPI’s, the numbers you choose to pay attention to in your business, are the numbers that are going to change. Zingerman’s is an Open Book business. Besides the transparency that Open Book brings, this means that we essentially run our business off a “scoreboard” that we then review […]

Open Book Management

Are you ready to BE Open Book?

Most people have their own idea about what going Open Book means and what it takes to be an Open Book business. Willingness to share financial information. The distribution of decision making power. Better financial results. A lot of teaching. A lot of talking. Radically different notions of what it means to be a business […]

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