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. Erik Drost/Flickr

Employee stock ownership plans may perk up productivity

Adrian Ma Dec 10, 2018
Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland, Ohio recently decided to give employees stock in the company. Erik Drost/Flickr
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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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