Alternative groups involved in the economy; such as alternative magazines, worker's cooperative, voluntary organizations, and campaign groups; operate from a set of dogmas which prevent the groups from being effective. They ignore the market because practices like market research is suspect. Budgeting, credit control, accountancy, and financial planning are all given low priority. These anti-business prejudices results in dependence on various forms of subsidy. Consensus decision-making results in inertia, indecision and difficult decision being deferred. Egalitarianism produces disdain for the division of labour and down playing or even the failure to recognize the importance of skills. Individuals with skills are often required by social pressure to hide them. The inability to understand the nature of management means that functions like, clarifying objectives and devising strategies are not done.