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Co-operative Workplace Dispute Resolution

09 August 2012

Understanding the complex dynamics involved in workplace disputes helps improve the way organizations deal with unwelcome but inevitable occurrences

Co-operative Workplace Dispute Resolution focuses on dispute resolution strategies at matched pairs of worker co-operatives and conventional businesses in three different industries. In contrast to conventionally organized businesses, co-operatives attempt to evenly distribute power and ownership and encourage worker control through egalitarian ideologies, flattened management structures and greater information sharing.

The author’s research identifies clear variations attributable to different organizational forms and demonstrates that worker co-operative members have access to more dispute resolution strategies than their conventionally employed counterparts. A more even distribution of power, as occurs in co-operatives, provides insight into how greater worker involvement and ownership might function in a less "extreme" and more modest form to the benefit of conventional mainstream business.

Order via the Gower website by 31st December 2012 and receive 20% discount – exclusive to Approved Business – quote discount code G11EFG20 when ordering. 

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