October 27, 2021

Looking Back. What Have We Learned?

Topic: 
COVID-19 Resources
Authors: 
Ginny Vanderslice, PhD

This article written by Ginny Vanderslice was published in the ESOP Association’s ESOP Report, August 2021.

Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief for, we hope, successfully navigating the pandemic and in many cases coming out of it stronger than before. With the worst behind us, we can look back with appreciation at how employee owners demonstrated agility by moving to remote work with little warning and then quickly learning how to be productive in a remote environment. They also rose to the occasion by filling in where needed, taking on new responsibilities, finding new ways to stay connected with one another, and working harder than ever to ensure their company’s success.

Employee ownership brought the power of “being in this together” to bear on doing whatever was necessary to survive and succeed.Members can access the full ESOP Reports and many other resources here.

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