A team from Loughborough University has recently published a study on the human impact of employee share ownership. The study, which took four years and gathered quantitative data from 1,500 employees, concluded that employees who own shares in their employer company are more motivated and committed. The research also showed that employee share ownership is likely to have a positive effect on staff retention and performance, as well as make employees think about the cost implications of their actions. Interestingly, employees also felt better able to understand their own finances and manage their own money through participating in employee share plans.
You can access the executive summary of the study at Loughborough University: The Human and Organisational Impact of Employee Share Ownership (Executive Summary), 19 September 2012. More information is also available on the ifs ProShare website (one of the co-sponsors of the study): ifs ProShare: Positive benefits of employee share ownership confirmed, 19 September 2012.
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