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Esta é uma edição muito especial de nossa revista EasyCoop. Investimos em boas reportagens, a começar por um tema que nos é muito caro: as cooperativas de trabalho. Elas foram praticamente ignoradas na tramitação da reforma trabalhista. O cooperativismo de trabalho passa por um momento difícil e precisa modernizar sua gestão para conseguir sobreviver.

What do you do when the state of the world makes you so angry and/or demoralized that you don’t even want to leave the house? A new board game called Rise Up: The Game of People & Power, and created by former Hampshire College students, is the answer!

The recognition of SSE by international institutions and civil society organisations, as part of the alternative to the multiple crises that effect our civilisation and our planet means we need to explain our origins, our vision and our history. This effort is meant to be a modest contribution to this task.

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There is a trend in cooperative group process that has me worried: the tendency to offer one-size-fits-all solutions to complex dynamics.

I can understand the seductiveness of this. (Wouldn’t life be simpler if we had a handful of straight forward techniques that could reliably get us through the hard spots?) We yearn for magic beans (clear answers), and there is no dearth of practitioners who offer up their pet modality with the promise that if you only learn their approach your problems will be over, or at least easily managed.

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