Four Messages to Share with Your Employee-Owners


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Employee ownership is a better way to do business, but it's not always clear to people how to think and act like owners. These four messages can communicate the benefits of being both an employee and an owner.

Employee ownership makes us resilient.

During the last financial crisis, employee-owners were 5 times
less likely to lose their job.

During this crisis, employee-owned companies will once again show
their resilience.

We’re putting our owners first.

As an employee-owned company, nothing matters more to us than your
health and safety.

Companies exist to benefit their owners. Many businesses are reacting to
the downturn with layoffs and furloughs, but as an employee-owned
company our priorities are different.

We’re doing everything we can to keep jobs because that’s what’s best
for our owners.

We will get through this together.

As employee-owners, we’re all in this crisis together. We are one team
doing what it takes to withstand this time.

Employee-ownership is built for long-term wealth building. We are more
apt to handle short-term crisis since we have a long-term mindset.

We will get our community back up and running.

COVID-19 is a threat to our health, our economy, and our community. As
an employee-owned company, we have deep local roots. When things
return to normal, we will lead the charge to help our community recover.

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