The organizations range in size from five to 65,000 employees representing over $11 billion in combined annual revenue: for-profit to non-profit organizations in a diversity of industries including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and service from across the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Haiti, New Zealand, Belgium and Romania. SAYS, founded by former Mindvalley employee Khailee Ng, is the only other Malaysian company to have made the list this year.
Mindvalley believes that democracy creates a supportive environment that promotes creativity, develops innovation and gives everyone a voice to birth ideas, expand their roles, increase productivity, build great work relationships and launch projects and initiatives that will eventually grow respective teams and in turn – the company. . . This is perhaps why Mindvalley makes WorldBlu list so often.
“By being a freedom-centered leader, I allow other leaders to rise within the organization and grow Mindvalley into its full potential,” said Vishen Lakhiani, the Founder and CEO of Mindvalley.
“People would rather work in organizations that are based on freedom and democracy rather than fear and control,” comments WorldBlu Founder and CEO, Traci Fenton. “WorldBlu-certified organizations model how freedom and democracy in the workplace unleashes 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 they vote for their CEO, Productivity Associates, where they share financial information on a big-screen TV in their lobby, and NixonMcInnes, where they have 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 The WorldBlu Design Assessment™, a survey evaluating 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™ was developed based on a decade of research into what makes a successful 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 complete WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2014 and their democratic practices on their official website. For media inquiries on Mindvalley write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!