We're very pleased to announce that we have Bob Cannell joining us at Losing Control. Up until 2016 he was the Personnel Officer for co-operative Suma Wholefoods. He now works with a wide range of organisations on co-operative management.
Bob will be talking about Suma’s approach which helped them them to grow to become the UK’s largest independent natural food wholesaler and distributor, as well as sharing some of the challenges they encountered in making this work along the way.
Bob talks about why he’s Losing Control:
“Self-management and self-organisation by groups of people is becoming ever more practicable with new communication technology and new ways of thinking about organisations. The benefits are enormous, more flexible, more empowering, more engaging, more supportive, more productive, more sustainable and more ethical collaboration in enterprises and community associations. Around the world young people, especially, are experimenting with these ideas and sharing their learning. The rate of development of these cooperative networks and organisations and the variety of fields in which they are operating is rapidly expanding, connecting and deepening into local and world cultures.”