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More than ever before, a company’s most important asset is its people. The ideas and information employees can contribute every day distinguish innovative, dynamic, and successful businesses from their more plodding peers. To encourage employees to get more involved, more and more companies ask employees to ‘think and act like owners,’ even if they don’t share actual ownership. Others do share ownership but still treat people as ‘just employees.’ However, research and experience show it is the combination of involvement and ownership that really creates winners. It’s not an easy task, however; ownership management requires constant attention every day. This book draws on the National Center for Employee Ownership’s over 20 years of experience in this field, and, more importantly, the experience of the leading employee ownership companies. It provides concrete, specific ideas on how to structure plans, share information, get employees involved in decisions, and even have fun.