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Employee stock ownership plans may perk up productivity

Adrian Ma Dec 10, 2018
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Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland, Ohio recently decided to give employees stock in the company.
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Work at a company for a while and eventually own it … or at least a good chunk of it. That’s the idea behind Employee Stock Ownership Plans or ESOPs. Currently, a little under 7,000  businesses in the U.S. have them. And a recent survey by the ESOP Association suggests that the companies that do may see their employees become more productive as a result. 

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