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As experts in our field, we publish various articles and whitepapers and host webinars on building effective workplace cultures and leadership structures. Click on the links below to have a look through our library.

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Building Long-Term Value: Developing a High-Performance Ownership Culture

An ESOP can be an effective tax-advantaged means of creating shareholder liquidity. At the same time, the ESOP provides an additional benefit for employees. But the ongoing payoff of the ESOP is based on its ability to align stakeholder interests....

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Adding Continuous Improvement to Your Ownership Culture

You’ve done a great job with your initial ESOP rollout and you’ve created an amazing Employee Owner Committee. The next question on everyone’s mind: How can we increase share value? This is where Continuous Improve (CI) comes in. From the Ownership Advantage, November 2017

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Onboarding New Employees

The first day at a new job can be both exciting and overwhelming. New employees not only need to learn their job responsibilities but also have to navigate new relationships and cultural norms. Employee ownership, with its impact on the...

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Rolling Out Your ESOP: What to Say, When, and How

This chapter addresses how to introduce an ESOP to your company, from the initial announcement through follow-up activities. This “rollout” process takes place over 12 to 18 months. It should seek to help employees understand your ownership transition, to enhance...

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Engaging English Language Learners

The United States is growing more diverse, both ethnically and linguistically. In 2010, the U.S. Census reported that 20% of the U.S. population spoke a language other than English at home. The Pew Research Center, extrapolating current trends, predicts that...

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Webinar: Effective ESOP Communications Committees

Employee communication is a common theme in successful ESOP companies. This webinar, presented by Alex Moss and hosted by the NCEO, highlights how the communication committee is essential to the long-term success of the organization. It covers the leadership's role...

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Involve Employee Owners in Strategic Planning

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” management professor Peter Drucker once said. This popular expression highlights that your culture—what your people believe, say, and do—can make or break your strategy.

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Reasonable Leaps of Faith: Learning about Demonstrating Impact from the Nonprofit Sector

Forward thinking organizations want to be able to demonstrate their impact across multiple dimensions, including job fulfillment, employee engagement, improved trust and collaboration. Doing so with quantifiable metrics can be challenging for organization development (OD) practitioners because we work in...

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10 Questions: Driving Performance Through ESOPs

J. Michael Keeling, President and Chief Staff Officer of The ESOP Association, speaks with Alexander P. Moss, a principal at Praxis Consulting Group, Inc., about driving performance through ESOPs. Keeling: Based on your experience, what are the overall benefits of...

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Developing Leaders at All Levels: A Key for Ownership Culture

So many of the behaviors we associate with ownership -- modeling a positive attitude, collaborating, generating ideas for improvement, taking responsibility for the work of the team—reflect good leadership.  In an employee-owned company, all levels can benefit from leadership development...

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