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Building a System of Trust: Ten Hidden Secrets of Success in Employee-Owned Companies 

The great potential of employee ownership to improve business performance lies in its capacity to bring people together to work as a team toward shared success. 
Author: Staubus, Martin; Lynch, Robert Porter
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

California Center for Employee Ownership Update: CCEO Comes Online 

Last May, we introduced you to a new effort aimed at spreading the word about employee ownership at local and regional levels throughout the country. Building on pioneering efforts in Ohio and Vermont, the idea of proliferating state centers throughout the U. S. was initiated by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)… 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2016-06-06

Challenges of Growth at Protegra 

Protegra is a small company established in 1998 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company specializes in the area of computer software development and business performance consulting. Protegra features a unique organizational design, characterized by a lack of hierarchy and a collegial, professional culture centred on employee and customer values. Various information systems support Protegra's design. In the process of expanding into foreign markets and enlarging staff, Protegra has been concerned with preserving its way.  
Author: Travica, Bob
Pub. Date: 2010-04-21

Change Management: Getting Employees on Board 

Change initiatives are notorious for their failure rate… 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2013-09-16

Client Profile: Gems N' Loans 

In 1993, Mack Hembree, a successful real estate businessman, was invited to invest in opening a business that he had some commonly held reservations about. The business was a pawn shop... By fostering and aligning employee satisfaction, collaboration, and commitment at every level, Mack has developed an ownership culture that differentiates Gems N’ Loans from its peers and has been instrumental in the company’s success.  
Author: Martín, Luis Rodríguez
Pub. Date: 2016-03-04

ESOP and a New Wave of Local Awareness 

By taking the great example of regional ESOP promotion pioneers, engaging the University of California in the effort and working to engage other educational institutions as well as leaders in business and the local employee ownership community, we believe that it will be very possible to build strong regional support for the idea that communities ought to be the most active supporters of employee ownership… 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2015-06-08

ESOP Governance Collaborators: The Board of Directors 

Many closely held company boards only meet in the virtual world of corporate counsel's template minutes and perform their important functions without much more thought than what is required to make a signature. In ESOP-owned companies (or any structure that provides for broad ownership among employees of the company) the landscape changes, and the independent role of the board of directors as well as its oversight function become significantly more important. 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2014-06-12

How Entrepreneurs Get Motivated 

In order to better understand what inspires employees in the workplace, three entrepreneurs share what motivates them to get in the office everyday and put in those long hours to turn their dreams into reality... 
Author: Bruner, Mike
Pub. Date: 2013-06-11

In Search of Employee Ownership Plans in Mexico 

After hearing so much about how employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and other ownership plans in the U.S. transform companies, it seemed logical to think that other countries, like Mexico, should have similar incentive plans in place. This assumption, however, turned out to be incorrect.... 
Author: Zorrilla, Maria
Pub. Date: 2013-06-11

MSA Professional Services 

Since its inception as a three-person partnership in 1962, MSA Professional Services has always been committed to sharing ownership beyond the principals of the firm. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2005-09-01

Positioning and Marketing your Company – Internal and External Customers 

This presentation and accompanying worksheet discuss ways to clarify and refine your company’s value proposition, for both employee owned and other firms. It outlines ways to position your brand both internally and externally, gives examples of existing company approaches, and focuses on customer collaboration, strategic growth, and customer development. 
Author: Scott, Sid
Pub. Date: 2011-10-04

Re-booting Capitalism: The Action Agenda for Business 

Capitalism is living in interesting times. Politicians, academics and activists around the world are debating the merits of the capitalist system, and how and if it could be improved... 
Author: Grayson, David; McLaren, Melody
Pub. Date: 2012-03-05

Scot Forge: Employee Owners Create a Culture Committed to Quality and Customer Service 

Teamwork—a sense of shared responsibility for success—percolates throughout Scot Forge, the largest open die shop in North America. That means hard work, the willingness to pitch in where help is needed and to build a non-traditional organizational culture... 
Author: Tonkin, Lea A. P.
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

Shared Entrepreneurship: A Path to Engaged Employee Ownership 

In many ways the persistent top-down command and control theme that supports established leadership thought and practice prevents organizations from fully tapping into their human resources, in turn limiting their flexibility to meet the challenges of increasingly dynamic, complex, and competitive environments. Shared Entrepreneurship replaces the top-down approaches of the past with a new framework that draws strengths and innovation from collaboration and sharing.  
Author: Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2014-08-13

Take-Aways on Employee Ownership from the Other Side of the Pond 

Take-aways from an international tour featuring the documentary film, “We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream.” 
Author: Beyster, Mary Ann
Pub. Date: 2013-06-11

The End of Illth: In Search of an Economy That Won't Kill Us 

In the wake of the 2010 Massey mining disaster in West Virginia, the author asks whether employee ownership could improve workplace safety, and how such cooperatives might serve as a model for an alternative form of capitalism based on the sustainable use of natural and human resources.  
Author: Reece, Erik
Pub. Date: 2013-10-04

The Fiduciary Trustee's Role in ESOP Governance 

In this issue, we close the loop on the triangular governance structure that supports ESOP companies and discuss the role of the ESOP itself as reflected in the duties and functions of the ESOP fiduciary (the trustee). 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2014-12-10

The Role of the Board in Employee-Ownership Governance 

One of the common misconceptions about employee stock ownership plan companies among the general public is that they are inefficient... 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2013-06-11

The SAIC Solution: Built by Employee Owners 

This book is a guide to implementing principles and practices developed and used by SAIC to drive exponential growth, global expansion, and diversification across science and technology customers and markets... 
Author: Beyster, J. Robert; Economy, Peter
Pub. Date: 2014-05-13

We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream Official Trailer 

Integrating art, business and education, this documentary film captures inspiring stories of employees and founders from three companies, each structured with distinct forms of broad-based employee ownership, who share an insider’s view of shared wealth and responsibility, high involvement culture, and their approaches and challenges in creating opportunity and prosperity through ownership. 
Author: Foundation for Enterprise Development; Passage Productions
Pub. Date: 2012-01-01