The John Lewis partnership is often held up as a shining example of successful Employee Share ownership – but does it always lead to greater success for the underlying business? How do the exiting owners feel about losing equity and control? What are the main challenges and difficulties that face smaller private companies looking to emulate the model?
Do you spend your whole working day fielding queries from finance, marketing and IT? Or how about dealing with suppliers and customers all at the same time, not to mention shifting the piles of paperwork that you haven’t looked at yet?
“Tell me a joke”… the phrase that causes us to momentarily forget every joke that has ever made us smirk, giggle or raucously laugh. Whilst we are all familiar to this situation, I recently became reacquainted with the feeling when I was asked to write a brief blog about ‘something tax related’.