Fall 2013

Beyster Institute

Change Management: Getting Employees on Board

People are homeostatic – they don’t like change. At least not without a good reason that makes the change attractive. So academic studies and real-world experience are chock full of examples of situations in which a company’s senior management devised a new and better way to get work done – cheaper, faster, more efficient...continue

Learn What it Takes

Best Practice in Developing Best Practice

This past July, the Beyster Institute assembled a group of 20 ESOP company statutory directors for the purpose of starting a dialogue among them as to their experiences, concerns, insights and objectives in that very important role…continue

Trust in the Digital Age

Trust in the Digital Age

Trust in all organizations is a key to cultural cohesiveness and teamwork. However, because of the unique aspects of an employee-owned culture where the owners are always onsite, having a trusting supportive culture is vital to success...continue


Three ESOP Myths, Debunked

One argument against employee stock ownership plans is that they invest primarily in a single asset, company stock, which puts too many eggs in one basket. That argument makes sense in theory, but in practice it does not apply to the vast majority of ESOPs for three reasons...continue

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Employee Ownership Management Program – Fall 2013

The Beyster Institute in conjunction with faculty from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison will present its 11th annual Employee Ownership Management program this fall – Oct. 13-16, 2013, at the Rady School of Management. The class is part of the Institute’s comprehensive program of employee-ownership governance education: the Governance Curriculum for Employee Ownership Companies…continue