To participate is to influence, to involve, to feel part of a group, to commit, to be proactive… To participate is to decide and to do with everyone. In Suara we understand the participation as a right of all and a responsibility of the members. It is also a tool to share people skills, a strategy to createsense of belonging, a tool to make member satisfied with work, a guarantee of legitimacy in decisions, a basis of the governance model, a motor of renovation and a way to be permanently in Suara.
In a cooperative, people are the priority and take precedence over money. To participate is not just a tool to obtain economic business objectives, it is a human right in our democratic society, a need that we have to feel good and grow as people. The participation is the specific way which a cooperative is organized. To manage a cooperative or a commercial organisation can’t be the same, because democracy and participation have to be appreciated at all. Without participation there isn’t a cooperative. The cooperative is the participative company par excellence.
This material has been cofinanced by the European Social Fund within the framework of thematic objective 8: “to obtain quality formation and occupation”.
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