The form of untrammeled, competitive capitalism that is frequently taken as a given in the United States creates staggering material gains for many. But it comes at a dehumanizing cost. It costs relationships within a company when we see ourselves in a zero-sum struggle with our coworkers. It costs relationships with clients, customers, and vendors when we’re mutually suspicious that each party has only its own interests in mind. And it costs relationships with neighbors when corporations pursue the narrow financial interests of shareholders while disregarding the impacts that has on the communities in which we operate.
For over two decades, Dayspring has been making (stumbling) attempts to explore better ways to do business: ways that embody and point to new possibilities for relationships in the workplace, in the marketplace, and with the community.
Here we hope to talk about what we’ve reflected on, what’s animated us, and what work we still need to do.