By Melanie Reid 186 Sept-Oct 2016 As co-ops evolve and expand and our industry continuously changes, it’s important that we have mechanisms in place that [...]
Further explanation of the cycle of empowerment and accountability and how it functions on behalf of co-op owners.
Understand how accountable empowerment of the board and general manager works in practice.
By Jeanie Wells 168 September-October 2013 Has your co-op considered Open Book Management? Chances are that even if you haven’t implemented it but have attended [...]
As we continue our year-long examination of the empowerment and accountability stream in food co-ops, the point in the sequence where the rubber really hits [...]
People’s Food Co-op La Crosse, Wis. Year founded: 1973 Number of members:4,317 Equity investment:$100 individual, $25 to add one household member Number of staff: 125 [...]
The query posed by conventional business leaders—can empowerment and accountability coexist?—is not a question food co-op managers generally ask. That’s because it’s an expectation. Cooperatives [...]
At this juncture in our series examining the empowerment and accountability stream in food co-ops, we understand that at all points along the way co-op [...]
By Art Sherwood 154 May - June - 2011 Most would agree that a healthy board-general manager relationship not only makes the co-op run more [...]
Members are the foundation of all cooperatives. They are the source of capital and control as well as patronage of the co-op. The co-op’s purpose [...]