ST. LOUIS & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WorldBlu, a company specializing in organizational democracy, today announced it is has certified 48 organizations as part of the sixth annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2012, published annually on “Democracy in the Workplace Day.”
Well-known companies to make the WorldBlu List include Zappos.com, HCL Technologies, New Belgium Brewery, DaVita, Great Harvest Bread Company and the WD-40 Company. Both for-profit and non-profit organizations from across the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Haiti, India, New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore made the WorldBlu List from a diverse range of industries including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, services and energy.
The organizations ranged in size from five to 90,000 employees representing over $17 billion in combined annual revenue. This is the most global WorldBlu List to date, indicating a global movement towards democracy in the workplace.
“People want freedom rather than fear in the workplace,” comments WorldBlu Founder and CEO, Traci Fenton. “WorldBlu-certified organizations model how democracy in the workplace unleashes human potential and builds highly successful organizations that change the world for the better.”
Companies become eligible for a spot on the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ only after its employees complete the WorldBlu Scorecard™, an assessment evaluating their organization’s practice of the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy™, with an overall combined score of 3.5/5 or higher. The WorldBlu Scorecard™ was developed based on a decade of research into what makes a world-class democratic company. Organizations from the for-profit and non-profit sectors that have been in operation for at least one full year and have five or more employees can apply for WorldBlu certification.
View the full WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2012 at http://worldblu.com/awardee-profiles/2012.php.
Read more about the bottom-line impact of organizational democracy and view unique best practices from the WorldBlu List 2012 at http://worldblu.com/awardee-profiles/2012.php.
WorldBlu has offices throughout the US and UK and specializes in organizational democracy and freedom-centered leadership, with organizational and individual members in over 70 countries worldwide. Founded in 1997, WorldBlu’s vision is to see one billion people working in free and democratic workplaces. For more information visit http://www.worldblu.com.