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Fast Company has a fascinating story about the folks who are trying to engineer a resurgence for Toys R Us are looking for guidance and assistance from an unexpected source - former Toys R Us employees.

Go figure: "Listening to workers is actually a smart way to run the business."

Here's how the story explains what is going on:

"Today, a trio of former Toys R Us employees will meet formally for the first time with top executives as part of a 'mirror board' - a body meant to have access to key corporate information and provide candid advice, just as the regular board of directors does. Labor advocates say that the model could prove to be an effective means of giving workers more voice and power during an era when unions don’t have nearly the membership and clout they once did."

You can read the entire story here.
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