THE SEARCH: SEPTEMBER 1, 2008 - DECEMBER 31, 2008
The WorldBlu Search for the Most Democratic Workplaces™ is a global search happening from September 1, 2008 until December 31, 2008 to identify organizations in the for-profit, non-profit or government sectors practicing organizational democracy.
THE WORLDBLU LIST OF MOST DEMOCRATIC WORKPLACES™ 2009
On April 14, 2009, WorldBlu will announce the third annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ as a part of Democracy in the Workplace Day. The WorldBlu List 2009 will be the result of WorldBlu's global search for organizations practicing democracy in the workplace. The WorldBlu List will be comprised of organizations that took the WorldBlu Democratic Workplace Scorecard™ and scored in the top level, identifying them as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world. To view the WorldBlu List 2008 awardees, click here.
A GROWING GLOBAL MOVEMENT
We believe there's a growing global movement towards creating workplaces that fully engage employees, giving them a voice and a stake in the outcome of their work. And we believe great value -- as well as a community -- will emerge from shining a spotlight on organizations choosing freedom rather than fear, peer-to-peer relationships rather than paternalistic platitudes, and engagement rather than estrangement as their way of getting work done.
DEMOCRACY IN THE WORKPLACE DAY
Because of this growing global movement, we invite you to join us in celebrating April 14th as the third annual Democracy in the Workplace Day. Our hope is that people and organizations around the world will join us in celebrating both the presence and possibility of democracy at work on this special day.
RECOGNIZING THE MAVERICKS, INSPIRING OTHERS
The inspiration for the WorldBlu Search has come from democratic organizations themselves. We believe there are many highly successful and profitable -- yet often unnoticed -- examples of democracy in the workplace. These organizations are defying convention, rewriting the rules of business and pioneering the next generation of organizational design and leadership. The WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ seeks to recognize these mavericks and inspire others in the process.
If you think your organization operates democratically, or if you know of one that does, we invite you to click on a question on the right to learn more, or click Get Started to apply now.