Better management and leadership through employee ownership

Nine in 10 people (90%) working in employee-owned companies describe its leadership style as ‘high performing, visionary, democratic and coaching’, compared to just six in 10 (58%) working in non-employee-owned businesses.

That’s according to CMI and MoralDNA™ who explore the performance and productivity benefits to organisations of employee ownership in The MoralDNA of Employee-Owned Companies: Ownership Ethics and Performance.

The report provides employers, and managers and leaders, with compelling, practical insight from research into the positive impact employee ownership makes on how a business is managed.

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The MoralDNA of Employee-Owned Companies Report

Download your copy of the report to find out more on:

  • Why the culture, values and ethics of employee-owned companies are stronger than in those with other forms of ownership
  • The effects of increasing employee engagement through a flatter organisational hierarchy, with staff having a greater stake in the company’s success
  • Why companies with more human, agile and inclusive forms of management will dominate in a world becoming more socially connected, democratic and disruptive
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Real-life lessons from the leaders and managers of employee-owned companies on the performance benefits of employee ownership.

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The MoralDNA of Performance

Find out about the links between ethics, culture and organisational performance in our previous report.

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Managers and their MoralDNA

Find out more on how managers’ ethics and values change at work.

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The MoralDNA Resource Pack

Get access to the MoralDNA Infographic, Top 10 Steps to an Ethical Organisation and The CMI Ethics Toolkit.

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