A vibrant manufacturing sector is key to a thriving Western North Carolina, and everyone has a role to play, from the CEO to the person on the shop floor.

By creating workplaces where people want to stay and thrive, we help companies attract and retain workers.

 

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Worker Committees

At The Industrial Commons, we believe there is a lot of untapped knowledge in our workforce. Companies can identify their best talent and engage them in deeper problem solving. We guide companies to leverage the front-line ideas from workers to create an environment where they are excited to come to work. This helps retain and attract amazing employees and, ultimately, increase the bottom line.


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Education

For anyone interested in learning about the concept of worker ownership we offer Worker Ownership 101 workshops.

We also conduct more in-depth education and consultation for business owners interested in converting their company to a worker-owned business.


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EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP TOURS

Join us on a tour and discover how worker empowerment builds better companies!

We have strong relationships with some of the best employee-owned companies in our region and they have a lot to share. Let us help you use their wisdom and experience in growing a highly-engaged workforce.


 Aaron Dawson | Workplace Development Manager

Aaron Dawson | Workplace Development Manager

 Franzi Charen | Worker Ownership Practitioner

Franzi Charen | Worker Ownership Practitioner

 

Let us help you create the best place to work!  

For more information on our Workplace Development Program or Employee Ownership Tours please contact aaron@theindustrialcommons.org.


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