In this article I will discuss my experiences over the last six years in working to develop democratically organized, self-managed businesses, and describe what I learned in the process. Self-management refers to an organizational system in which working members both own and control their own business, using a democratic method involving one worker-one vote. My experiences span two organizations, the first a national organization which I shall call the National Self-Management Organization (NSMO), the second a regional organization which I shall call the Regional Self-Management Organization (RSMO).

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