Janet TaylorJanet Taylor

In the vein of what we learned in this module I think that FCL needs to establish their authority in order to bring the co-ops together. Finding a common ground that would appeal to the majority of the co-ops to start a conversation would put FCL in that position of authority. From there they could guide the conversation between their member co-ops in order to create a plan with input so that the co-ops don’t feel they have lost their autonomy. Regular communication on progress towards the plan will help keep everyone moving in the same direction. Using success stories from the member co-ops themselves could create a norms-based enforcement using “peer pressure” to encourage good behaviour leading to positive outcomes for everyone.


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Janet Taylor (Corporate Secretary)

Libro Credit Union

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Arctic Co-operatives Limited

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Sherwood Co-op

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