A reader just noted that today is Boss’s Day. I posted about it on this site a couple of years ago (http://www.cooperativeconsult.com/blog/?p=99). It is still repugnant, but I am happy to report that my coop has since gotten rid of its “boss”, at least in the singular form of a person. Sadly, we still have too many people to want to be the boss or who have that mentality. A boss is a worker coop only serves as an individual to conspire against. It is antithetical to the cooperative ideal and principles of worker ownership.
We replaced our boss with teams of workers (with varying responsibilities) and it has done wonders. The decisions have actual support because the people implementing them had a real voice in creating them.
Join me on bosses day in hoping for a world without bosses.
It was pointed out to me on Friday that today is the 50th Anniversary of the "Friedman Doctrine" (now mostly known as the Shock Doctrine). My thoughts:https://workersparadise.org/2020/09/13/the-friedman-doctrine-50-years-on-a-total-disaster/ #coops
On September 13, 1970, Milton Friedman penned and Op-Ed for…https://workersparadise.org/2020/09/13/the-friedman-doctrine-50-years-on-a-total-disaster/