We’re excited to share that once again, Mindvalley has been recognized as one of the world’s most freedom-centered workplaces by Worldblu.
WorldBlu is a company specializing in democratic organizational design. On the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2018, it included 20 organizations. This list includes Mindvalley, making it the 11th year that we’ve won the award since 2008.
Other well-known companies that have made the WorldBlu List include Zappos, Menlo Innovations, DaVita, and The WD-40 Company.
WorldBlu Organizations Take the World Stage
The organizations range in size from 5 to 65,000 employees. From for-profit to non-profit organizations, WorldBlu organizations promote freedom instead of fear. These industries include technology, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and service industries. And the companies are located across the US, Canada, the UK, Denmark, Malaysia, Haiti, New Zealand, Belgium, and more.
SAYS, founded by former Mindvalley employee Khailee Ng, is the only other Malaysian company to have made the list.
How Mindvalley made the worldBlu list
Mindvalley believes freedom at work increases innovation and improves team morale. From the beginning, our CEO and Founder, Vishen Lakhiani, centered his company around workplace culture.
You can hear him talk about it here during his TEDxTalk. Democracy promotes creativity, develops innovation, and gives everyone a voice to birth ideas, expand their roles, increase productivity, build great work relationships, and launch projects.
When you empower people with purpose and autonomy at the office, they start to believe that their work is more than work. They understand they’re working toward a mission.
“By being a freedom-centered leader, I allow other leaders to rise within the organization and grow Mindvalley into its full potential,” said Vishen.
Freedom at work isn’t just an ideal. It’s a practical strategy to draw better employees, increase engagement, and accomplish your mission. And, luckily, this model isn’t just for companies like Mindvalley. All companies can follow the model. Check out this video to hear 5 strategies to improve your workplace culture.
WorldBlu Certified Organizations Model Freedom
“People would rather work in organizations that are based on freedom and democracy rather than fear and control,” explains WorldBlu Founder and CEO, Traci Fenton.
“WorldBlu-certified organizations model how freedom and democracy in the workplace unleash the human spirit in order to build high performing companies that change the world for the better.”
Examples of organizational democracy include Future Considerations, where employees vote for their CEO. Productivity Associates shares financial information on a big-screen TV in their lobby. NixonMcInnes has a “Money Gang” that fairly and openly determines employee salaries.
Organizations become eligible for a spot on the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ after employees complete an assessment. The assessment evaluates their practice of the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy™, with an overall combined score of 3.5/5 or higher.
The WorldBlu Design Assessment™ is based on a decade of research on what makes a successful democratic company. Organizations must be in operation for at least one full year and have five or more employees to apply for WorldBlu certification.
And so, we hope that our own workplace model inspires other companies to do the same.