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Communality

And all who believed were together and had all things in common

I recall this verse from Acts 2:44 and ask if it has to be socialistic? It sounds more communal, which is a characteristic of socialism, but not as engineered nor demanding.

A company can have employees who have all things in common; a goal, purpose, metric, measure to work towards. A team has roles that each executes and seeks to achieve a goal or milestone. Even if individual roles are dynamic in their needs, the end result–sustained viability and profitability–is worthwhile.

That’s why I’m intrigued by the employee-owned companies. Not at small-scale, but at the edge on growth-scale. It enables everyone to benefit long-term from proper execution, while paying each person equally for their short-term roles. It is better than bonuses granted by the benevolent (or carrot-on-a-stick dangling) leaders as the market and performance drive the compensation.