Grow or multiply?

I participated from October 8th to 11th, 2012 to the first International co-operatives’ summit in Quebec City. Bringing together 2800 participants from 91 countries on the theme “The Amazing power of cooperatives”, it has been the occasion for conferences, forums and roundtables on the economic stakes of cooperatives. In this…

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Highlights of the culture of co-ops

As you will read in my first article, co-ops share common values with lean. Beyond values, an organization must be efficient and generate income to live. The International Co-operative Summit dealt primarily with the economic issues of co-ops. In particular, many new studies have been presented. In this second article,…

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The amazing power of co-ops

The first International Co-operative Summit was held from October 8 to 11, 2012 in Quebec City. Bringing together 2800 participants from 91 countries on the theme “The Amazing power of cooperatives”, it has been the occasion for conferences, forums and roundtables on the economic stakes of cooperatives. With more than…

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Overcoming resistances to change

Résistances au changement

In any improvement project, there are risks of failure: budget exceeded, poorly adapted solution, rejection of teams. If the technical constraints are easily addressed, the impact of the change on human beings and their reactions is more uncertain. It is in this context that change management comes into play. In…

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