by: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Imagine that you are at work, maybe on the phone with a vendor, when you notice that your colleague Mary is waiting to speak with you. When you hang up Mary walks over and says, 'we need to have an important conversation.'
If you work at Padilla Speer Beardsley, you know exactly what she's talking about: she is telling you that an interpersonal issue involves you and she is starting a five-step process to resolve it before it affects clients.Padilla is a public relations firm with 115 employees and headquarters in Minneapolis. It created an ESOP in 1992 and is currently a 100% ESOP-owned S corporation. Its specialties include investor relations, business-to-business, business-to-consumer, crisis management, public affairs, and search-engine optimization. Members of the work force are as different as their areas of expertise, but according to CEO Lynn Casey, the factor that pulls them all together is ownership culture.
Link: Padilla Speer Beardsley
Publication Date: 2008-09-01