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Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is an oasis of natural beauty and culture and is home to Indiana University, the state's largest school.

081 March - April - 1999 January 8, 2004

Who would choose to work for an organization that does not hold the general manager accountable?

085 November - December - 1999 January 8, 2004

"Culture" maybe hard to define, but the signs of a dysfunctional workplace culture are hard to ignore. Do any of these sound like your co-op?

074 January - February - 1998 January 8, 2004

The relationship between the board and the general manager is probably the most important relationship in a co-op.

084 September - October - 1999 January 8, 2004

097 November - December - 2001 January 8, 2004
092 January - February - 2001 January 8, 2004
Democracy Works
104 January - February - 2003 January 8, 2004

As a member of the Willy Street Co-op board in Madison, Wisc., I'm interested in creative ways to stimulate member participation in our cooperative.

098 January - February - 2002 January 8, 2004

Long before "just do it" became part of the American lexicon, the teenaged Homer Hickam, inspired by the launch of Sputnik in 1957 and fueled by a desire to beat the Russians at the space race, dec

102 September - October - 2002 January 8, 2004

It's a new century -- is it time to reshape cooperative identity?

087 March - April - 2000 January 8, 2004

Does the idea of planning sessions with your co-op board of directors fill you with dread? Do you spend more time talking about planning than actually doing any planning?

086 January - February - 2000 January 8, 2004

Do the following statements or situations sound familiar in our cooperatives?

083 July - August - 1999 January 8, 2004

Ever heard the phrase, "Work smarter, not harder?" Ever wonder, as I have, exactly what that phrase means?

083 July - August - 1999 January 8, 2004

The last thing the average co-op manager has time for is figuring out the vagaries of radio.

077 July - August - 1998 January 9, 2004
Three years ago, members of the Syracuse (N.Y.) Real Food Cooperative were forced to vote on whether their retail co-op should declare bankruptcy.
076 May - June - 1998 January 9, 2004

Food cooperatives around the country are talking about Policy Governance -- a system of board leadership developed by John Carver.

078 September - October - 1998 January 9, 2004

Thanks to Rick Stewart and Frontier Natural Products Co-op, I just spent a week in Peru, where Frontier and an allied local group, the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in the T

078 September - October - 1998 January 9, 2004

To be successful in today's competitive, global economy, you can't just be good at what you do. You have to be excellent. Natural food cooperatives are keenly aware of this.

078 September - October - 1998 January 9, 2004

 

Natural foods cooperatives have historically been leaders in providing education to staff, members and shoppers.

079 November - December - 1998 January 9, 2004

Results of the Retail Operations Survey once again show strong growth and profitability by most food co-ops during the past year.

077 July - August - 1998 January 9, 2004