CHAPTER 3: OUR RECOMMENDATIONS
2 The government should put additional funding into its Mutuals Support Programme 2, a scheme to support public service mutuals. This will build upon the success of the initiative to fund advice for teams that want to step out of statutory services to form new, EO-based mutual enterprises, to keep pace with demand.
3 National trade, management and business bodies should either continue to, or commence, work with the EOA to develop a range of EO training packages, CPD schemes, events and other relevant guidance. Those resources will enable the members of those bodies to benefit from the ownership dividend by supporting or implementing EO transitions.
4 Leading business schools and higher education providers should work with the EOA to create appropriate EO modules and teaching materials for inclusion on business school courses and other management education programmes.
PROOF OF GROWTH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HOW EO HAS BOOSTED SCOTLAND'S BUSINESSES
Return on investment on gross value added
Proportion of EO businesses that have, or will, implement more flexible working practices
Proportion of EO businesses that reported increased employee input in strategic decision-making
56% Proportion of EO businesses that have seen better employee performance to date