Ontario co-op movement could use a legislative leg-up


Despite member-controlled and community-centric businesses gaining much appeal and generating billions in revenue, laws that govern co-ops in Ontario are strikingly outdated and restrictive.

... Creating a more engaged workforce is increasingly important, argues Henry Mintzberg, the John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University. “These days there’s more and more mercenary behaviour in businesses,” he says. That, in turn, has a serious impact on employees, “Not just on how productive they are, but how they feel about their company, how they contribute to it.”

Read full article: The Toronto Star, December 1, 2014