• Terri

    This 21st century of employee ownership that you are talking about will require a different company culture than found in 19th & 20th century-based companies. The previous century cultures were based on beliefs where employees felt loyal and worked hard for their company, but expected the company to provide security and in some cases to show they cared for their employees. Engagement was not much in the equation. Yes, a first step is to understand the importance of engagement and to tinker with employee systems such as pay plans, but leaders will need to dig deeper into their own personal and organizational assumptions for success to engender more natural and long-term engagement among its employees.