Friday, April 16, 2010 |
Once upon a time there was a town where a man had an idea. He would build a company. It would be successful and it would treat its employees with consideration and respect. They would be well-paid and have job security. They would even share in the company profits. Sounds like a corporate fairy tale. But it's not. That company exists.
It's called Lincoln Electric and it's in Cleveland Ohio. It was founded in 1895 and the man with a dream was John C. Lincoln.
What if every employee had the same perks? What would the business world look like? That's the question that occupies Frank Koller, author of Spark: How Old-Fashioned Values Drive a 21st Century Corporation.Listen to the interview [runs 22:58]