The Game of Work: How to Enjoy Work as Much as Play

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How to Be a Winner at Work!

Using the principles outlined in this book, a major consumer beverage manufacturer reduced costs by 25 cents per case resulting in an annual $30 million savings, a large grocery distribution company reduced their losses from warehouse and truck damage by over $10 million, a communications firm increased profits from $1.7 million to$3.4 million in one year, a multi-store retail chain improved corporate valuation by over 500% prior to being acquired, a ...

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Overview

How to Be a Winner at Work!

Using the principles outlined in this book, a major consumer beverage manufacturer reduced costs by 25 cents per case resulting in an annual $30 million savings, a large grocery distribution company reduced their losses from warehouse and truck damage by over $10 million, a communications firm increased profits from $1.7 million to$3.4 million in one year, a multi-store retail chain improved corporate valuation by over 500% prior to being acquired, a manufacturing firm reduced waste metal costs $30,000 a year, an advertising executive increased his sales volume 55 percent in 90 days and a warehouse/distribution operation reduced accidents by 38% saving over $500,000 in one year.

How were these people able to produce such dramatic results? They learned what they needed to do toenjoy their work as much as they enjoyed play. In The Game of Work, Charles A. Coonradt, president of The Game of Work, LLC, explains how to win at work and enjoy it by clearly defining goals, keeping score, using frequent feedback, allowing freedom of choice, and setting consistent rules.

"The book is fantastic! It will make a great addition to my library."
Michael D. Eisner
Chairman
Walt Disney Productions

"A powerful resource that is simple to read and understand. We plan to use the book as a supplement to many of the human resource programs we now have in place, and particularly as a tool for improving the goal setting, action, and review processes of our management team. Your book is by far the best source I have reviewed. Enclosed is a check for fifty copies of The Game of Work."
Manager of Human Resources Ardmore, Oklahoma

"There's good stuff in there. The point the book makes is a good one."
Earl Nightingale

"At last a void has been filled in current professional reading. The Game of Work provided me with a way to enjoy In Search of Excellence while striving to be a One Minute Manager."
R. E. Mathis,
Eastern Regional Sales Manager General Foods Corporation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423601579
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 7/19/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles A. Coonradt founded The Game of Work in 1973. His methodology includes teaching the principles that unlock keys to employee involvement, engagement, and energy, thereby affecting a company's bottom line. Coonradt and his team of management consultants teach leaders how to effectively integrate these principles into their enterprises, which have included Fortune 500 companies and corporations such as Wendy's, Sherwin Williams, Boeing, Coors Brewing Company, Coca-Cola, Quaker Oats, Ralph's, and Sysco. Coonradt is internationally recognized in the fields of goal setting and profit improvement as an author, consultant, and speaker.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

cknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 The Game of Work 1

2 Goals 11

3 Scorekeeping 27

4 Feedback 41

5 Choice 49

6 Field of Play 57

7 Winning 77

8 Attitudes of Winners 91

9 Results to Resources Ratio 101

10 Picking Winners 113

11 Coaching Winners to Greatness 123

12 Winning at the Game of Work 135

Index 149

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 The Game of Work 1

2 Goals 11

3 Scorekeeping 27

4 Feedback 41

5 Choice 49

6 Field of Play 57

7 Winning 77

8 Attitudes of Winners 91

9 Results to Resources Ratio 101

10 Picking Winners 113

11 Coaching Winners to Greatness 123

12 Winning at the Game of Work 135

Index 149

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