Back in 1982, the National Center for Employee Ownership was in its second year. Our staff consisted of three people: Karen Young, myself, and an intern, Mike Yoffee. We thought it would be a good idea to have an employee ownership week.
If you have ever been to an NCEO conference or meeting, you may have bumped into Ken Baker, CEO of 100% employee-owned NewAge Industries and a longtime advocate for employee ownership in the United States.
After several years of progress on drastically improving their communications, ownership culture initiatives, and getting the direct involvement of frontline employees in this process, ESOP-owned Acuity Healthcare was hit with their biggest challenge yet.