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The Open Book Game of Business for HVAC Training Concept

Using a colorful, laminated playing board, individuals or teams roll dice, move along the board, and make decisions based on 2 sets of cards. Score for the game is kept on a simple “balance sheet” that keeps track of cash, debt, sales and expenses. Risk, Cause & Effect, and decision-making are a part of every move around the board. It’s a fun, non-threatening way to educate on business basics that help every employee think like an owner. The objective of TOBGOB® is to help staff members of an HVAC organization understand how their actions affect the financial success of the company. Based on the theory of Open Book Management, the game helps teams:

  • Build comradery
  • Gain a new perspective
  • Develop business awareness
  • Engage in healthy competition
  • Learn how risk affects the bottom line
  • Learn about cause and effect on the bottom line
  • Recognize the value of other team members’ contributions
  • Practice decision making in a non-threatening (and virtual!) environment

How to Use TOBGOB®

  • training event
  • employee orientation
  • team building exercise
  • focal point of an all-staff meeting

This is a game that can be played over and over; every game is different. The game can be played with 2 to 4 players, or up to 4 teams of 6 each. After 2 or 4 rounds of play, open your books to the players by sharing significant and relevant information from your P&L statement. TOBGOB® includes samples of items to share and discussion starters. When you talk about your own business immediately after play, the application of learning really takes hold.

FREE TOBGOB® Game with HVAC Business Consulting by Greg McAfee

Learn how Greg McAfee, TOBGOB’s inventor, can help take your HVAC business to the next level of success. The game is FREE with select consulting agreements or a special on-site session with Greg. Learn more about what Greg McAfee can do for YOUR business, now.

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