Co-ops & Governance

Media comment about recent events at the Co-op Bank has generated much heat but very little light over the issue of governance in co-operatives. Like others in the UK co-operative movement, we are concerned that apparent failures in governance – as highlighted by the ex-Chief Executive of the Co-operative Group in his recent appearance before … Continue reading “Co-ops & Governance”


What people say about Co-operantics Co-operantics brought a wealth of knowledge and experience from the coop movement, to sensitively support our organisation in developing internal processes that drew on  a range of decision making and governance processes- thank you! Kate has an understanding of our culture and brings vast experience from the coop movement. As she … Continue reading “Testimonials”

Coping with conflict

‘From Conflict to Co-operation’ is a series of booklets written by Kate and illustrated by Angela Martin and published by  Co-operatives UK in .pdf format. They address how to deal with the inevitable conflicts that arise – and how to avoid unnecessary conflicts, by improving communication; by improving meetings and decision-making; by effectively managing growth … Continue reading “Coping with conflict”

Book review: For All the People by John Curl

‘For All The People’ by John Curl Uncovering the hidden history of cooperation, cooperative movements, and communalism in America PM Press, PO Box 23912, Oakland CA 94623 John Curl is a professional woodworker and a 30-year member of Heartwood Cooperative Workshop in Berkeley, California For all the People is a magnificent, comprehensive and detailed … Continue reading “Book review: For All the People by John Curl”

About Co-operantics

Co-operative skills aren’t just for co-operatives! We believe that these skills – developed in co-operatives of all kinds – can be useful for any groups of people wishing to work together to solve problems or achieve social goals. Of course we consider the co-operative to be the best model for any kind of enterprise, with … Continue reading “About Co-operantics”