Aims and values

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A work in progress. The ideas below were generated as part of a brainstorm at the initial co-op tech meeting with a view to them being written up into an aims and values statement/ manifesto.

  • Solidarity, care and mutual support
  • Peer learning
  • Strength in diversity - an advantage not a burden
  • Quality
  • Maximising the resources that the network can devote to its mission
  • From each according to ability, to each according to need
  • Promoting non-hierarchical structures
  • Experimentation and playfulness
  • Verifying and sharing the model
  • Not exploiting workers
  • Openness and transparency
  • Redefining what value is
  • Democracy and self management
  • Enabling small/proto-co-ops to become stable
  • Use technology for good
  • Accessibility and approachability
  • Respect
  • Creating good meaningful jobs
  • Peer reviewed
  • Much better (more competitive) than the exploitative alternative
  • Imagine the impossible
  • Self reliant
  • Selflessness and what's good for the movement rather than yourself
  • Solution focussed and brave