PRACTICAL ANSWER to "CO-OPERATIVES
IN THE YEAR 2000"
|--- My Impression of ICA Congress at Quebec, Canada ---|
Nov. 05 1999 Kisaburo Okayasu
ICA Quebec Congress was my third impact through last two decades. Although many books and seminars to increase our skills and capabilities have been existing, there were not so many to influence my life style.
"CO-OPERATIVES IN THE YEAR 2000"
A Paper prepared for the 27th Congress of
the ICA, Moscow, October 1980 by A. F. Laidlaw
"Looking back over the history of co-operative as they developed in various parts of the world, one can seem them going through three stages of growth and change."
1) "credibility crisis" 2)"managerial crisis" 3)"ideological crisis"
"If co-operatives do nothing more than succeed in being as efficient as other business in a commercial sense, is that good enough? And if they use the same business techniques and methods as other business, is that in itself sufficient justification for the support and loyalty of members? Moreover, if the world is changing in strange and sometimes perplexing ways, should co-operatives change in the same way, or should they not strike off in a different direction and try to create another kind of economic and social order?"
"ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE THROUGH PEOPLE"
Published by College Stores Research & Educational Foundation, Oberlin, April 1992 by Jeff Hallett
1. Accepting the Reality of a Changing Economy
2. Developing and Communicating a Vision for Success
3. Developing Relationships with Key Stakeholders in Your Store
4. Understanding the Technologies Reshaping Learning and Business
5. Committing Yourself to Building and Leading a Group of Employees
"ADDING VALUE TO MEMBERSHIP: The Co-operative Challenge for the New Millennium"
Each country report sounded the practical
answer to "Co-operatives in the year 2000" by Dr. Laidraw
in 1980 and the following stream which included "Four Values"
by Mr. Marcus, former ICA president, in 1988, "Co-operative
Values in a Changing World" by S. Å. B k, in 1992,
and "ICA Statement on the Co-operative Identity -Definition,
Values and Principles" in 1995.
"To create awareness of co-op option, to build favorable legislative environment, to expand co-ops to new sectors of activities and to strengthen HRD component, in the face of deregulation and privatization of public business like welfare."