Working Together Project: Interview with Debbie Clarke by National Co-operative Archive published on 2018-08-20T13:32:53Z Date of Interview: 30/04/2018 Interviewee: Debbie Clarke Interviewer: Lucy-Kay Brownson Summary: [00:00:00] Debbie outlines how she first came to be involved in Unicorn Grocery. [00:01:21] Talks about how Unicorn has developed during the time she’s worked there (14 years), and how her perceptions of being in a worker co-op have changed during this time. [00:04:21] Talks about managing decisions and discussions in a large co-operative such as Unicorn, outlines plans to improve this through sociocracy. [00:07:27] Talks about balance between empowering members in a co-operative, whilst at the same time not overwhelming them. [00:08:46] Talks about different ways of making decisions, discusses consensus decision making, and devolved decision making. [00:11:41] Talks about the future process of applying sociocracy principles in Unicorn. [00:16:49] Discusses transparency within Unicorn, talks about the balance between sharing important information between teams at Unicorn, yet not allowing this to become overwhelming. [00:20:04] Both discuss different experiences that casual workers may have as opposed to members. [00:23:02] Both discuss pre-conceptions people may have about workers’ co-operatives. [00:25:20] Debbie outlines what she likes most about working at Unicorn, and what she’d like to see improved.