Archive for: November, 2017

Seven Steps to Re-energize Your Cooperative Culture

BY ADAM SCHWARTZ #166 MAY-JUNE 2013 “Culture is to an organization what water is to a fish—it is the environment that exists all around us.” If I asked you to describe the culture of your food co-op in one word, what would it be? How would you know if others in your organization feel the…

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Mission Statements

Just about every co-op I know has a mission statement. Most of these declarations of purpose were started in the early days of co-ops to give our members something to connect with and our employees an abiding sense of direction. Unfortunately these days, many co-ops have allowed their mission statements to fade into obscurity, and…

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