Is Business Really Good For You?
Making money in business is about effectiveness. Increasing your effectiveness in
business is what Business & You, The Working Game is all about. In three
full days you will learn a practical and tested set of operating
principles to make business ( and you ) better. You will also practice
the skill sets needed for you to actualize these principles in everyday
How Could I Become More Effective?
Become a learner. Learn how to focus your desire on a vision
important to you. Learn how to ask for what you want. Practice making
honorable complaints when you don't get what you've been promised. Learn
how to build relationships that lead to more effective teamwork in
business and at home. The Working Game shows you how to get the power
behind these words working for you.
A Fuller Understanding
The global concepts studied in The Working Game are largely based on
the principles of R. Buckminster Fuller. Dubbed by Time Magazine "the
planet's friendly genius," Bucky Fuller was an inventor and designer
who, among many things, created the Geodesic Dome, coined the term
"Spaceship Earth" and developed the concept of synergy.
The Working Game grew out of an evolutionary seminar created over 15
years ago by Marshall Thurber, a student of Fuller. With over 30,000
graduates worldwide, it continues to expand. In The Working Game,
Fuller's visionary philosophy is brought to life through the practical
application of concepts of Georgi Lozanov (Superlearning), Edward de
Bono (Lateral Thinking), W. Edwards Deming (Quality), and in particular
Dr. Kofman is president of Leading Learning Communities, which was
originally a joint venture between MIT's Organizational Learning Center
and EDS. After leaving MIT, Kofman has consulted with Fortune 50
companies. He is also considered the inspiration behind retooling
corporations to develop human capital. Many of the skill building
exercises in this workshop are rooted in Kofman's work.
Out with the Old
You don't have to drop out or sell out to be successful. What is
learned in this workshop is transferable in your life. The Working Game
is about breaking old habits and routines that no longer work for you.
Behind all the tools, you are the tool user. When you participate, you
learn how to work more effectively.
You will explore the ways of being and doing that have been
successful for you in the past - then you can take a look at adaptations
required for success in the future. You discover what it takes to find
the balance between taking too little responsibility and taking too much
You can learn how to use personal power to achieve, rather than
merely control. You can learn the joy of making mistakes, how
cooperation overrides competition and, most important, you can learn
about yourself and how to be concretely and completely you. The focus is
then expanded from you to your business and to your involvement in the
larger picture - your place in a global economy.