368: Making Management an Open Book

More finance leaders are discovering how greater numeric transparency across the organization can have a positive impact on employee engagement and morale. However, just which numbers should be shared and how they should be shared is what may distinguish one CFO’s brand of leadership from another’s.

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Featuring CFO Thought Leaders

Few names are better known in the realm of multiplatform games than Unity Technologies. The software developer’s focus on “democratized game development” has primed the pump for independent game producers and led Unity to boast that its technology is already responsible for roughly 70 percent of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. With few competitors in sight, Unity Technologies CFO Mike Foley says that the developer has begun to leverage a concept dubbed “radical transparency” that aspires to endow every employee with a generous look-see at the financials.

As a one-time IT systems engineer, Phong Le has had a finance career whose early roots run deep inside the technology realm, where today he serves as CFO of MicroStrategy—one of the data world’s pioneering innovators. Join us to hear Phong explain how burgeoning data insights are summoning finance leaders to become the organizational catalyst for quicker business decision-making.

Guest Host

Brett Knowles is a longtime thought leader in the performance measurement space. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with Drs. Kaplan and Norton and has had clients referenced in each of their books. Brett has assisted over 3,000 organizations from around the world, in all sectors from AT&T to Zeneca and the IRS to the City of Kingston. His clients have had as many as 250,000 employees and as few as 5. He is the cofounder of the first Balanced Scorecard application, has developed numerous measurement concepts around intangible assets, and has served on countless editorial boards and conference constructs.

Brett’s clients have been profiled in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Forbes. There are over 20 business school cases covering the success of his clients.



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