Written by Frank Devine

Written by Frank Devine

The Rapid, Mass Engagement story began in a factory in Walkinstown, Dublin in 1973. From my position as the most junior employee I noticed a contrast between the non-hierarchical and powerful teamwork I experienced playing competitive sport, and the way in which management and employees interacted. I also listened with incredulity to the negative assumptions different groups made about each other. I moved to the UK in 1974 and I experienced the wave of strikes that gave the UK the title of ‘the sick man of Europe’. This reinforced my conviction that there had to be a better way of organising the way management and employees treated each other.

Those formative experiences changed my life; I wanted to [..]

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