Ecosystem Assessment Tool

Democracy at Work Institute

The Ecosystem Assessment Tool helps you analyze the ecosystem elements in your community by ranking existing relationships, current infrastructure, prevailing culture, and available resources. By assigning a score for each element, this Tool will then generate a bubble chart indicating the relative strengths and gaps of your ecosystem.

No community is the same, and no community has the perfect conditions in place for worker cooperatives (yet). Each community will have a different set of opportunities and intervention points. The purpose of this analysis is for you to see how you might leverage your strengths and resources to build out the missing Essential, Important, and Environmental elements. Our intention is that you are able to identify –based on your knowledge of local issues, economic drivers, and the political environment— what might be the game-changers for worker cooperative growth. 

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