SRC Holdings - The 'Open Book' Management Culture

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Case Code : HROB039 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
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Case Length : 13 Pages
Period : 1974 - 2003
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : SRC Holdings
Industry : Manufacturing
Countries : USA


The case examines how SRC Holdings, a key player in the engine and parts remanufacturing market in the US, turned itself around by implementing the 'Open Book Management' philosophy. The case gives an overview of the evolution of SRC and the problems that necessitated the adoption of the OBM philosophy. Details of how and why SRC opened its financial books to employees and made them partners in the business are given. The case then discusses the evolution of SRC's 'Great Game of Business' (GGOB) system. It examines the company's unique organizational culture that emerged on account of implementing OBM and GGOB. The case also reviews the benefits SRC reaped on account of the OBM and GGOB initiatives.


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  Page No.
The Power of Employee Involvement 1
Background Note 2
The Great Game of Business 3
The Unique Organizational Culture 10
Benefits of GGOB 10
Exhibits 12

Key Words:

SRC Holdings, key player, remanufacturing, US, Open Book Management, philosophy, evolution, SRC, adoption, OBM philosophy, financial books, Great Game of Business, GGOB

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