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At a point where the Care sector is desperate for innovative solutions to challenges of low pay, an approach which makes employees owners in their business, and which drives their engagement, is one which more providers should examine closely.
When was the last time you made a decision that turned out not to be among the best you have ever made?
The ownership of businesses is fundamental to how power and reward are distributed in society. Since the early 1980s the
Over the last few weeks one word has begun to feature more prominently in our political debate. Not referendum, not uncertainty, not leadership... but control.
Sharing is big business now and, in this context, we can expect to see co-operatives becoming more and more prominent - giving people a say, supporting local communities, and providing a boost to the economy in the process.
With evidence showing that people want more control over the economy, their workplace and their communities, and a new programme of support for co-operatively run organisations, is now the time for the co-operative option?
Widening ownership can bring gains of productivity and also of well-being, spreading an emotional sense of prosperity. It is a 1980s theme tune worth rescuing.
The shipping container is the electrical travel plug of global trade. Enabling frictionless exchange of the products of territories oceans apart, the simple corrugated box is one of the winners of globalisation. Today, the container is everywhere.
Co-operative ownership might just be the best kept secret in the business world. A co-operative is a business, but a different kind of business: one which shares ownership among the people closest to it...