Stellar Inducted Into the Great Game of Business Hall of Fame

Stellar has been inducted to the Great Game of Business Hall of Fame

Denver, CO, June 24, 2009 --( Stellar, a global expert in Managed Customer Relations (MCR), today announced that it has been inducted into the Great Game of Business (GGOB) Hall of Fame at the 2009 National Gathering of Games Conference in St Louis, USA.

Awarded annually by the GGOB, the pioneers of Open Book Management (OBM), the prestigious Hall of Fame Induction recognises Stellar’s use of OBM to drive sustained improvements to their financial performance and corporate culture for more than 10+ years.

The GGOB, a subsidiary of SRC Holdings Corporation in the US, was developed to teach other businesses the fundamentals behind Open Book Management. SRC, after using The Great Game, increased its stock price from 10 cents per share in 1983 to over $234 in 2008.

The award was accepted by Steve Morphett, Stellar’s Global CEO, at the 2009 National Gathering of Games Conference in front of over 450 ‘open book’ companies, including Inc. Magazine and Harley Davidson.

“I am absolutely thrilled that the GGOB has recognised Stellar’s 10 year commitment to OBM,” Morphett said. “Stellar’s OBM journey began when we opened our first office in Australia in 1998, and is currently being embraced by the team at our 19th and newest Centre in the Philippines,” said Morphett.

“OBM is a management philosophy that empowers employees to think and act like business owners by using ‘game play concepts’ and applying those to business,” continued Morphett.

“It is not an easy way of life; it is simply the best culture for any business that values the full engagement of its people – a culture that requires constant effort and consistency of leadership.”

The annual awards are organised by GGOB Organisation and includes the legendary Jack Stack, author of “The Great Game of Business”, on the judging panel.

When announcing Stellar’s induction, Rich Armstrong, President of the GGOB said "We can’t think of anyone more deserving than Stellar, especially after you just celebrated your 10th successful year of operation. The Stellar team has shown outstanding results, unwavering commitment to the principles and the willingness to openly spread the word to help others learn and succeed.”

Paul Albus
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