“Change the Game” by Darren Dahl & Jack Stack
Looking back to the middle of the 80’s recession and realizing the difference in power struggles between business leaders and systems managers that has come out of those dynamic changes has really impacted business. The factors of change most effective in this power struggle is literally the absence of the people factor. When you take away the emotional aspects of leadership and give systems a stronghold, the outcomes are phenomenal.
In the 80’s America’s standard of living appeared to be falling behind, and the standards of living on the ground level were depleting. Interest rates escalated to outrageous numbers, and life wasn’t fulfilling the American Dream. Disappointment raged.
The shift from working with people dynamics to leadership systems marked a new wave of industrial standards. The struggle of that time implies repetitive outcome with global pundits today. The social aspects of systematic relevance empower the change dynamic. The lasting visual of gamification, the global relevance of social establishment systems impacts business around the world, because they are duplicable.
Bringing together a replicable foundational system emerges from business outreach to business growth. This dynamic is discussed thoroughly within Changing the Game. This common sense approach to business literacy offers elemental shifts in the dynamic of business growth and development. This implies that change is easier for older companies when the change is a new system rather than eliminating leadership roles.
Score keepers, stake holders, and ultimately the cultural transformation of these systems contain the confusion and fear that affectively collapses the markets. Instead of dropping into uncertainty, the most oblivious option is to simply follow along with the system and trust that those in charge understand the precepts. Do they?
The comprehension of decentralization in the business world identifies the wisdom of crowds, ownership that begins at the bottom up… This profoundly different expression effectively changes the dynamic of systematic business development from expectations to transformations. The highlighting process of creating a positive response from business leaders becomes teaching the system. Turn the pyramid upside down and make those in the lower levels of a business appear more important. The system is a learned strategy, grounded well in the process of developing relationships and creating adaptive changes. A huge part of the system training is releasing the visual from ownership culture to the transitional employee owned business concept.
While the concept of system management offers a profound opportunity for business development based on legitimate transformations, the existential reality of who owns the business and why there’s a fundamental need for top level leadership should be a visible acknowledgement. Not everybody can be king. If nobody dares to attempt the opportunity to build business because there’s no benefit left in taking those risks, the economic outcome of system based business development fails.
I admire the authors for taking steps to share the system management concept, and appreciate their insights. I believe this book offers credible and reasonable discussion about both the benefits and detriments of such a system. I can recommend reading this book, but before applying the concepts, consider the outcome of opposing corporate leadership concepts that build powerful people who are willing and able to take quantifiable risks to build more business opportunities.
Jack Stack is president and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation and author of The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome. Inc. Magazine called him the “smartest strategist in America.”
Darren Dahl is a business journalist and has ghostwritten multiple books, several of which have landed on bestseller lists.
They are co-authors of the new book, Change the Game: Saving the American Dream by Closing the Gap between the Haves and the Have-Nots (Advantage Media Group, Jan. 1, 2020). Learn more at greatgame.com.
by John Davis, posted by Michael Rand