Can workers do the job of the boss?

I mean, can workers to collectively buy a company and run/mange it like the boss does, even if they don't know anything about administration and businesses ?

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  • John Kerkhoff
    commented 2018-01-16 14:41:16 -0500
    Yes, the only difference is those with management skills will be acting in the interests of all workers and not just positioning the corporation to maximize their golden parachutes and stock options.

    Every worker deserves a voting right. Allowing only those with money to purchase rights via stock ownership is little different than allowing only land owners to vote in a general election.

    A job should and must come with voting rights.
  • Brady Bussman
    commented 2018-01-15 22:38:18 -0500
    …all over the world *that are formed, owned and… …members with the education and skills… sorry for the typos
  • Brady Bussman
    commented 2018-01-15 21:59:51 -0500
    There are many examples of functioning cooperatives all over the world form, own, and operated by the workers. The dabbawalas in Mumbai are an excellent example as they have a completely flat structure — no bosses! People with no formal education start successful businesses all of the time. When forming a cooperative, members look to recruit members who with the education and skills necessary. Also, there are Cooperative development companies which are usually cooperatives or non-profit organizations that offer free and paid services like market studies, business plans and so forth. Once the business is up and running, the workers can take it from there.
  • Coreg Jinx
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2018-01-14 17:25:40 -0500