While factories across the Midwest shutter their doors, Cleveland-based manufacturer Lincoln Electric has thrived for more than a century. In addition to being profitable and technologically innovative, through good times and bad, the company has fulfilled its unique promise of aguaranteed continuous employment.a Workers are viewed as assetsanot liabilities. Through flexible hours and job assignments, as well as a merit-based bonus system, Lincoln Electricas employment policies have proven healthy for the companyas bottom line its employees and its shareholders. In Spark, veteran journalist Frank Koller tells the story of how this unusual and profitable Fortune 1000 multinational company challenges the conventional wisdom shaping modern managementas view of the workplace. Through insightful storytelling and extensive interviews with executives, workers, and leading business thinkers, Koller uses the Lincoln Electric example to illustrate how job security can inspire powerful growth and prosperity in our communities.Take the story of Safelite Glass, the folks who can quickly re- place your cara#39;s front window after ita#39;s cracked by a flying stone on the interstate. In the mid-1990s, Safelite introduced piecework into its nationwide chain of drive-in repair shops andanbsp;...
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