Employee-owned co-operatives are formed to provide members with employment by owning a business. At TCL our members are both the owners and employees, and are dedicated to ensuring the co-operative is successful, as the co-operative provides both their jobs and working conditions.
As our employee owners jobs become more fulfilling, more rewarding, and more difficult, they learn more about how the business runs and how decision’s impact on the co-operative's performance. They have a more direct impact on the performance of the own work areas, and they have more responsibility, and accountability for the co-operative's performance. In return, the co-operative seeks higher levels of initiative, and customer focus from its workers.
At The Co-operative Life we use a “TRUST” roadmap to help deliver our purpose.
Teach our employees the operating model
Reward them based on the performance of the business and their contribution to that performance
Unconditionally support their actions to develop a truly empowered environment
Share information so that everyone can make effective business decisions
Be Trustworthy by making and keeping commitments