You might be wondering just why we’re a cooperative – after all, this isn’t something that you normally hear when it comes to a consulting group. Indeed, there are many options when it comes to how you might organize a business, and co-op isn’t always the most popular choice. And indeed, it is rare. That’s part of why we’re proud to be a cooperative.
But there’s more. We’re also proud because cooperatives are principled businesses. Co-ops are based on principles of democracy, self-help, participation, and sharing in success.
When we think of why we’re supportive of social enterprise, it’s because of principles like those. So we’ve chosen a form that matches our values.
What’s a worker cooperative?
We’re also a worker co-op, which is something a little more exotic. Rather than being the typical co-op where you’re a member to buy things, we’re a co-op made up of workers and collaborators on projects. We share projects and bring our varied skills to bear for our clients. Together, we’re more than the sum of our parts.
To improve exponentially, cooperate
There’s a saying about co-ops floating around:
If you want to improve incrementally, compete.
If you want to improve exponentially, cooperate.
This makes sense to us. Competition means you work to beat your competitor. Cooperation means you join forces and make the world a better place.
That’s why we’re a cooperative.