The Ohio Employee Ownership Center

Friday Employee Ownership News Digest

I thought I would let all of you know about some of the more interesting stories I’ve read over the last week from the world of employee ownership.

First up are a couple of stories from two officers from separate employee-owned companies who both stress that employee ownership is good business, and a great way to support the retirement savings of workers:

Greg Klein, CFO and Vice-President of Inland Truck Parts from the Des Moines Register

Mike Heitmann, President and CEO of Garney Construction from the Kansas City Star

Next up is an article from the Financial News & Daily Record newspaper (based in Jacksonville Florida) on the power of “ownership thinking.”

And finally, from the other other side of the world (specifically from the Sydney [Australia] Morning Herald) comes an interesting piece on how the “us-vs-them workplace is just bad business”.

I think the common theme among all the pieces is the idea of when you allow workers to share in the risk and rewards of operating a business, the end results tend to be positive.


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