Voting for member democracy

A ballot paper arrives:  there are seven members standing for three places on the Board of Directors of the Phone Co-op.  Good cooperative corporate governance requires among other things active member democracy, and the Phone Co-op almost always obliges in this respect.

(Yes, all right, six of the seven are men, and better gender balance would be helpful.  But just at the moment I want to focus on good things happening in the cooperative sector).

One thought on “Voting for member democracy

  1. Good to flag this issue up, engagement by membership in Mutuals and big coops is often poor, leading to functionary and coterie capture and the zombie mutualism that so often prevails, the road to a future carpet bagging and dismemberment. Work is needed to mitigate this.


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