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Keeping your start-up democratic and on course.
It is important that the group continues to meet as a whole to check progress, and plan the next stages. As well as formal meetings this section also relates to ongoing communication and making sure everyone knows what is going on, what’s coming up and how they can engage with the process.
The ethos and culture around the start-up process is often carried into the trading organisation, so good effective communication and democracy throughout the start-up process make for a more effective and sustainable organisation.
How’s it going? Working groups report back to steering group and the rest of the co-operative.
Are we on track? Has everything been done and are dependent things working together OK?
Are we where we expected to be at this point?
In the light of where we actually are now, do we need to change anything or do anything else?
Do we need to radically change direction?