My working life has been varied and long. I don't regret one day of it. I have met
hundreds of great people, who have taught me everything about what it means to have and to provide decent work and decent workplaces.
I support the International Labour Organisation definition of decent work -
"decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in
the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal
development and social integration, freedom for people to express their
concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and
equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men."
From this comes my linked interest in two related aspects of work:
(1) cooperative management as an alternative to Managerialism; and
(2) exploration of common ownership of Capital and organisations via
cooperative forms, self managed collectives, and partnerships.