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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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Effective Meetings Can Enhance Your Employee Ownership Culture

Effective meetings are indispensable for building an ownership culture. Meetings can keep employee owners informed and connected, and empower them to contribute ideas and make decisions that can improve your employee owned. This article shares principles and tips for creating...

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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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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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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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Using Your 401(k) Plan as an Incentive to Improve Corporate Performance

This article describes how Section 401(k) plans, which provide employees with the opportunity to defer a portion of their income and retain limited control over the investment of these funds, can improve overall employee satisfaction. Originally Published In: Section 401(k)...

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Harnessing the Power of Ownership Passions: Creating an Ownership Vision

This article explores how companies can develop and refine an ownership vision that reflects the companies strategic business goals and addresses key aspects of making a shared ownership vision a concrete and productive company resource. Originally Published In: Journey to...

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Getting Your Company Ready for an ESOP: The Ownership Culture Perspective

This article describes the initial challenges that all ESOP companies face, and offers suggestions for meeting those challenges. Next, it introduces a model for linking ownership with performance and outlines the major organizational development work that is necessary for companies...

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Talent Management in an Ownership Culture

Talent management offers a useful strategic framework for organizations serious about developing ownership behaviors across the employee lifecycle. This article describes elements of talent management with emphasis on their connection to ownership culture. Each brief description includes “one bright idea”...

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How Senior Leaders Can Enhance the Impact of Communications Committees

It’s easy to get excited about ESOP Communications Committees and their potential for changing your company’s culture. At ESOP Association conferences you see engaging presenters doing exciting work at their companies. You feel inspired and energized, ready to galvanize your...

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