Jul 28, 2021
Sandra Allen is a Member, Co-Owner, Board Member and People Team Lead for Shift Delivery Co-op. Shift Delivery is a last mile carrier based in Vancouver, Canada that uses e-assist trikes instead of motor vehicles for their deliveries.
Sandra describes the value that Shift has in it's people, how they onboard new staff and help them prepare and transition into becoming members, and how Shift has been able to maintain their company culture. One intentional decision that contributes to their culture is that all members do the foundational work of triking and making deliveries.
For more information, visit https://www.shift.coop/
A previous Strategy Made Simple podcast describing a process a co-op could use for workers to buy a business when owners retire: https://strategymadesimple.ca/blog/57-meg-ronson-on-l3-and-social-acquisitions
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Written, hosted, recorded, and edited by: Matthew Rempel
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