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Creating a High-Performing Workplace 

Beyster Institute Senior Consultant Martin Staubus is teaching a course entitled 'Management 269: Creating a High-Performing Workplace.' In this interview, Professor Staubus describes the course's five themes. 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2011-06-16

Employee Ownership, Work Attitudes, and Power Relationships 

Relationships of employee equity in the company with work attitudes, information, and desired influence were examined in a prosperous firm converted to employee ownership by its management. 
Author: French, J. Lawrence; Rosenstein, Joseph
Pub. Date: 1984-01-01

Ethics Make Us Better 

Recently, I read that Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of TYCO who has been in prison for more than six years for stealing from his former employer is eligible for parole in 2014. Kozlowski had asked the parole board for mercy (early release), which was denied. While he is serving this sentence because of criminal acts, it raised again for me the importance of practicing ethics in business and in life. I’m also reminded that being an employee-owner/owned company doesn’t make us immune to ethical problems. 
Author: Scott, Sid
Pub. Date: 2013-12-17

Fuel Cell Energy 

In the case of Fuel Cell Energy, a foray into fuel cell technology called for a company that mixed characteristics from a host of different sectors: the scientific drive of a research organization, the consultant-client relationship prevalent within engineering firms, and the upstart mentality of a technology company. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2006-09-01

Gardeners’ Guild 

Gardeners’ Guild has learned to cultivate every learning opportunity with carefully designed small-group meetings that make sure employees understand not only what the new stock value is, but why it changed. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-09-01

ITAGroup 

ITAGroup is one of the 2006 Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security, a prestigious award sponsored by The Principal Financial Group. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2006-11-01

KCI Technologies, Inc. 

KCI, a multi-disciplined engineering firm, has undergone a number of transformations over the last several decades. It started as a basement dream, was acquired and sold-off by a larger firm, and has emerged as a multi-million dollar employee-owned organization. 
Author: Street, Vera L.; Weer, Christy; Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2010-09-27

Kindermusik 

Kindermusik International is a program of music and movement education for children ages one through eight. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2004-09-01

North Highland Company 

The three bedrock principles of North Highland are: (a) the company will only work with clients in cities where it has offices; (b) the company hires only experienced consultants; and (c) the company guarantees its work. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01

Phelps County Bank 

Over the years, the National Center for Employee Ownership has often reported on Phelps County Bank, one of the best examples of ownership cultures the know. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2002-05-01

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

Sundt Construction Company 

Sundt had its share of ups and downs, but in 1992 when J. Doug Pruitt took over as the company’s COO, the company was headed toward bankruptcy. Today, the 100 percent ESOP-owned company operates out of eight offices located in Arizona, California, Texas, and North Carolina, and works on large construction projects in both the public and private sectors... 
Author: Thomas, Jessica
Pub. Date: 2012-01-01

Ten Ways to Get the Most from a 360-Degree Leadership Assessment 

Ten top tips for getting the most value from a 360-degree leadership assessment. 
Author: Levy, David
Pub. Date: 2013-03-13

The Beyster Fellowship Symposium Video Series 

The Beyster Fellowship Symposium brings together academic leaders and new scholars involved with evaluating broad-based employee ownership (EO) and entrepreneurism. The first symposium was held July 2009 in La Jolla, CA. Over 40 academics shared their research findings and participated in an MIT Enterprise Forum panel discussion, which was attended by more than 200 people. The following are videos of Symposium presentations highlighting multiple dimensions of the history, development, and process of employee ownership. 
Author: Blasi, Joseph; Mathews, Anthony; Boni, Arthur; Binns, David
Pub. Date: 2009-07-23

The Signature Group 

The Signature Group, Inc. (TSG) is an employee-owned network systems firm established in 1997. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2008-05-01

Thoits Insurance 

Thoits Insurance in Mountain View, CA embodies what many employee ownership advocates hope to see in ESOP companies. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2005-11-01

Van Meter Industrial 

Do you want your ESOP committee to hit the ground running? 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2008-05-01

You Get What You Knead 

Look at King Arthur Flour Company and you’ll see a model ESOP company with an active ESOP communications committee, monthly town meetings, a 14-year history of open-book management, and a generous ESOP. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2006-09-01