Co-operation works! SWCS is a co-operative whose members are the specialist co-operative development organisations in the South West region.
A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise.
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
‘The surprising truth about what motivates us’ by Dan Pink - “.. delving into the widely-neglected social science literature on human motivation, finding that a sense of purpose and autonomy are key to satisfying and engaging work. It calls for the creation of spaces in which to pursue intrinsic goals.”