Ownership at Work: News & Opinions


New paper reveals how employee ownership changes the art of leadership

A new paper published today by Ownership at Work and Grant Thornton UK LLP investigates an emerging model of leadership that puts power in the hands of employees. Authored by eminent business and management writer, Stefan Stern, the paper is based on a series of interviews with the leaders of ten employee owned businesses. Currently turning over a combined £30bn plus annually, employee owned organisations demonstrate exceptional productivity, performance and employee engagement. The paper concludes that shared ownership, and what it takes to lead employee ...

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Report urges finance sector to ‘grab opportunity to invest in EO

UK: It’s time for the finance sector to address a missed opportunity that has resulted in the unmet needs of more than half of the employee owned sector. This is the finding of a new report published by employee ownership think tank Ownership at Work, entitled Capital Partners? Why it’s time for finance and employee ownership to talk. Authored by Industry experts Capital for Colleagues’ (C4C) David Gorman and Baxi Partnership’s Ewan Hall, the report highlights that employee ownership is growing quickly through the employee ownership trust (EOT) model, which ...

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Guest Blog: A new think tank with a clear answer

By Clayton Hirst Here is a little quiz to test your political knowledge: The following statements were recently made by the three main political parties - the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Simply match the statement to the party. “A well-functioning economy… should encourage alternative models such as mutuals, social enterprises or community interest companies." "Boards should take account not just of shareholders but employees, suppliers and the wider community." “Employee ownership increases a company’s productivity and encourages ...

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Next generation EOT could help to address UK’s profound wealth gap

New think tank Ownership at Work releases ideas that could increase the individual wealth of 1.5 million employees UK: A radical plan to encourage more companies to give employees a stake in the business in which they work could create 1.5 million employee owners by 2030 and the biggest share out of wealth in a generation, according to a report published today. From helping to close the pension gap to allowing employees to build their own capital stake, the ideas for a next generation EOT could create a shift in wealth and ownership in the UK. In Equity for All, ...

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