Case Studies

“100 percent of all firms with Scanlon Plans report they are having a positive or very positive impact on productivity. Scanlon Plans produce the most consistent pattern of high ratings.”

People, Performance, and Pay, American Productivity Center, American Compensation Association

Bob Browning catalyzed the creation of one of the longest continuing operating Scanlon Plans in the country and has studied employee involvement through group gainsharing for over 30 years. He has designed, written and installed 5 different plans in industries ranging from aerospace to golf. All of these plans have been very successful, some under very difficult financial conditions. To maintain their success, leadership must exhibit philosophical stability and focus on helping the worker excel. Bob’s knowledge gained from years of diverse business experiences has enabled him to blend theory and practice into positive solutions for many progressive organizations.

It is helpful to look on the Scanlon Plan as a fire that must be stirred frequently so that it always burns brightly. This requires leadership that is all too rare in traditional managerial practice. Sometimes referred to as a “servant” leadership, this style of management is wholesome, exciting, and rewarding in many ways.

It is helpful to look on the Scanlon Plan as a fire that must be stirred frequently so that it always burns brightly.

Bob’s successful gainsharing plans have proven to yield the following company benefits:

  • Better cooperation
  • More goal orientation
  • More commitment to the company
  • Increased profits
  • Increased quality
  • High quality candidates
  • Increased customer service
  • Decreased management time on small issues
  • Improved public relations
  • Decreased downtime
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Increased interest in company success

It is helpful to look on the Scanlon Plan as a fire that must be stirred frequently so that it always burns brightly. This requires leadership that is all too rare in traditional managerial practice. Sometimes referred to as a “servant” leadership, this style of management is wholesome, exciting, and rewarding in many ways.

“If you really want to partner with your employees… one such model is the Scanlon Plan, and it is one of the best kept organizational secrets for successful employee involvement through equity and responsibility sharing.”

Ray Dupont
The Art of Partnering

EXPLORE ACTUAL CASE STUDIES

Case Highlights: The headquarters facility of a multi-state mechanical Seal OEM and Service organization. Approximately 225 employees at this location and another 85 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Division President1 was a […]

Employee Gainshare Plan Case Study: Mechanical Seal OEM and Service

Case Highlights: The headquarters facility of a multi-state mechanical Seal OEM and Service organization. Approximately 225 employees at this location and another 85 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Division President1 was a […]

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Case Highlights: This 1998 installation was in a titanium investment casting company that had been through a number of ownership changes and whose employees had very little identity with their […]

Employee Gainshare Plan Case Study: Titanium Investment Casting Company

Case Highlights: This 1998 installation was in a titanium investment casting company that had been through a number of ownership changes and whose employees had very little identity with their […]

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