Re-energize your ESOP Annual Meeting

2024-04-23T13:55:35+00:00April 23, 2024|Articles, Featured|

This article provides ideas and examples of ways to spice up an annual meeting at an employee-owned company. If you are looking for a new way to convey your critically important ownership messages, these high energy ESOP-focused presentations and interactive activities help you to enhance appreciation of your ESOP and build your ownership culture.

Deepen ESOP Appreciation in Spanish & English

2024-04-23T13:40:59+00:00April 23, 2024|Articles, Featured|

Trainor Builders did not want two different meetings in two languages because establishing the ESOP was a company-wide event. At the same time, they also wanted people to understand this new benefit in their preferred language.  This article outlines how they accomplished both and contains tips for success for communicating employee ownership in Spanish and English.

Resolve to Make the Most of Employee Ownership

2023-01-31T13:27:44+00:00January 31, 2023|Articles, Featured|

It’s not too late to resolve to make the most of employee ownership at your company in 2023. Developing and maintaining a robust ownership culture takes time, planning, and consistency. Follow these real-world suggestions to be more effective this year and lay a solid foundation for future success.

Capturing the attention of a new generation of employees at Bayer Construction

2022-07-08T15:09:52+00:00July 1, 2022|Articles, Featured|

When long-term employees know the tremendous value of the ESOP but your newer employees are unaware, the standard ESOP 101 presentation at the annual meeting is not enough. Bayer Construction Company decided to reach out to its people with a custom, interactive training that would make it easier to get people talking about the company’s unique and valuable ownership structure.

Plan Design to Build Your Ownership Culture: Entry Dates

2022-07-06T19:49:11+00:00July 1, 2022|Featured, Articles|

Plan design decisions are sometimes made with little consideration of how the choices will look to employees and affect their perceptions of the ESOP’s value. However ESOP’s rules can be modified to make your plan a more effective tool to recruit and retain employees and to foster an ownership culture. Today’s topic: plan entry rules.

Listening to suggestions: It’s harder than we think

2023-09-14T20:26:50+00:00May 5, 2022|Featured, Articles|

Receiving feedback can be a powerful tool for improving yourself, your business and ESOP stock value. But, when done incorrectly, it can be powerfully destructive. Here are some practical lessons for any employee owner from my real-world experience struggling to receive feedback on my personal project: the first employee-ownership comic book tale, Mitchell’s War.

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