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What does it mean to be recognized
as a WorldBlu certified
Freedom-Centered Organization™?

We are accepting applications from our members for the
WorldBlu Freedom-Centered Organizations award.

Organizations with 10 or more employees from all sectors and countries
are encouraged to apply for our prestigious leadership excellence
and workplace culture recognition award.

Becoming a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organization
signifies a commitment to leading your organization on principles of freedom
and organizational democracy, rather than to fear and control.

Joining the WorldBlu certified community
means partnering with a vibrant movement of forward-thinking
for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Together, we're reshaping the world of organizational leadership
and design while building a more freedom-centered world. 

Exclusive Award & Community

Global Recogition

Talent Attractor

Moral Booster

Learning and Insights

The "Oscars" of Democratic Organizational Design

The Most Exclusive Recognition in the World

Becoming a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organization™ is more than an award – it's an invitation to join a global community of trailblazing CEOs and organizations that believe in giving power, voice, and freedom with accountability to their employees for overall success. 

Earning WorldBlu certification gives employers a game-changing advantage.

Our exclusive recognition attracts top talent seeking meaningful roles, and supercharges recruitment. It enhances your brand, appealing to ethical consumers. 

And it connects you with a global community of leaders and organizations from which you can keep learning.

Our award is open to all for-profit, non-profit, governmental, and educational organizations with 10 or more employees worldwide.

Join us in showing how leading with freedom rather than fear shapes extraordinary organizations.

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HOW IT WORKS

What is WorldBlu certification?

When your organization earns WorldBlu certification, it's a way of showing your commitment to leading in a way that truly empowers your people. It's all about giving them a voice, encouraging self-management, and embracing freedom with accountability.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any WorldBlu member that is a for-profit, non-profit, or educational organization with 10 or more employees that has been in operation for at least one full year can apply to become a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organization. 

How does it work and what does it cost?

A statistically valid number of your employees take the Freedom at Work Scorecard, which takes about 10 minutes to complete. If your aggregated score is 3.5 (or higher) out of 5.0, your organization earns our prestigious certification. 

There is no cost to apply for our members to get their overall score. If you want to have the full results, there is a breakdown of costs below. 

If you have more than 1000 employees, please be in touch with us about enterprise pricing. 

What are the Deadlines?

We have rolling admission for the WorldBlu Freedom-Centered Organizations certification and awards.

What Languages Are Available?

The Freedom at Work Scorecard, the tool used to assess an organization, is available in 13 languages, including English, Spanish, Hungarian, Turkish, Romanian, French, German, Italian, Czech, Japanese, Danish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. If you don't see your language on the list, please let us know and we can get the Scorecard in your language.  

How are We Recognized?

WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organizations are recognized in various ways including:

- Published on a unique profile page on the WorldBlu website

- Recognized at the annual WorldBlu Summit

- Recognized in dozens of media publications worldwide. . . and more!

WHAT'S THE ROI?

There are many benefits to getting WorldBlu certified including:

- Talent Attractor 
- Morale Booster
- Enhanced Reputation
- Sustainable Success
- Competitive Edge
- Global Network 
- Global Recognition
 
Independent research shows that WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organizations approach 700% higher revenue growth compared to S&P 500 companies over a three-year period.

What's the History of the Award?

Since 2007, WorldBlu has been certifying the most Freedom-Centered Organizations in the world.

By doing so, we've been accelerating company growth, creating workplace cultures people love, and building a more democratic and freedom-centered world. 

Here's How the Certification
Process Works

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Talk With Us

Feel free to book a call with us if you'd like to find out more, or you can skip this step and simply apply. 

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Complete our short application to set up your organizational results dashboard.

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TAKE THE SCORECARD

In 10 minutes or less, have a select number of your employees complete the Freedom at Work Scorecard.

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Get Your RESULTS

Get online access to your overall score. Depending on which level you sign up for, you'll also get your full results, all comments, a complete report, and a one-hour consultation and analysis with us. 

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EARN CERTIFICATION

If your organization achieves a 3.5 or higher out of 5.0, you join our prestigious global community as a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organization. All awardees will be honored at our annual Summit.

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What Makes Our Award
so distinct is What We Measure

What makes our certification so distinct from others
is that what we measure is so unique compared to other awards.

Our Freedom at Work Scorecard™,
which determines certification eligibility, looks deeper than just
engagement, satisfaction, trust, or happiness levels.

Instead, it delves into your leadership and organizational design –
the leading factor for driving growth, engagement,
and freedom within your workplace.

Our innovative assessment, available in 13 languages,
measures your organizational leadership and design
against the 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy,
across three critical dimensions:
the individual, leadership, and the performance of
your systems and processes.

Purpose + vision

integrity

dialogue + listening

transparency

accountability

decentralization

individual + collective

choice

fairness + dignity

reflection + evaluation

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Join a thriving global community of forward-thinking organizations embracing freedom as their guiding leadership principle.

To begin, simply fill out our brief application. Upon completion, you'll go to the final step—gathering your organizational information, a quick process taking 3-5 minutes. After that, we'll reach out to schedule a convenient time for your team to take the Freedom at Work Scorecard!

Our awards and global recognition

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Thanks to Freedom at Work, our sales have quadrupled
and our market cap has increased from
$250 million to over $2 billion.

GARRY RIDGE

CEO Emeritus | The WD-40 Company | A WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organization

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3 Levels for Getting
Your Certification Results

Below are the three levels that are available for organizations with 10-1000 employees.

If you have more than 1000 employees, please complete the application
and we will be in touch with you regarding enterprise pricing. 

Level 1:

Basic

  • The Freedom at Work Scorecard™ for your organization 

  • Overall score on a 5-point scale

  • Certification as a Freedom-Centered Organization
    (if eligible)

  • Customized Award (if certified)

  • Access to media kit (if certified)

  • Digital logo for royalty-free use (if certified)

  • Organizational profile page on our website (if certified)

  • Recognition via our social media channels, enews database, blog, publications, books and more (If certified)

  • Access to our exclusive global community (if certified)

  • Honored at the Freedom at Work Leadership + Growth Summit 2024 (if certified)

  • Publication on the WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Organizations 2024 (if certified)

  • Fee: FREE (for members)

Level 2:

Standard

  • The Freedom at Work Scorecard™ for your organization 

  • Full results, all scores, and all comments, online and in a downloadable report format (valued at $10,000+)

  • Certification as a Freedom-Centered Organization (if eligible)

  • Customized Award (if certified)

  • Access to media kit (if certified)

  • Digital logo for royalty-free use (if certified)

  • Organizational profile page on our website (if certified)

  • Recognition via our social media channels, enews database, blog, publications, books and more (If certified)

  • Access to our exclusive global community (if certified)

  • Honored at the Freedom at Work Leadership + Growth Summit 2024 (if certified)

  • Publication on the WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Organizations 2024 (if certified)

  • A customized Freedom at Work Strategic Roadmap for next steps

  • Freedom at Work Growth Accelerator virtual leadership and culture training (unlimited access for your team for one year, valued at $3,500/person)

  • Fee: $5,000

Level 3:

Premium

  • The Freedom at Work Scorecard™ for your organization 

  • Full results, all scores, and all comments, online and in a downloadable report format (valued at $10,000+)

  • Certification as a Freedom-Centered Organization (if eligible)

  • Access to media kit (if certified)

  • Digital logo for royalty-free use (if certified)

  • Organizational profile page on our website (if certified)

  • Recognition via our social media channels, enews database, blog, publications, books and more (If certified)

  • Access to our exclusive global community (if certified)

  • Honored at the Freedom at Work Leadership + Growth Summit 2024 (if certified)

  • Publication on the WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Organizations 2024 (if certified)

  • A customized Freedom at Work Strategic Roadmap for next steps

  • Freedom at Work Growth Accelerator virtual leadership and culture training (unlimited access for your team for one year, valued at $3,500/person)

  • One hour debrief and analysis of your results with a WorldBlu Master coach (valued at $3000)

  • Checklist for how to successfully debrief your results with your team 

  • 10% off Lead with Freedom or Grow with Freedom all-access programs (valued at $5,000+)

  • Fee: $7,500

Want to Build a Freedom-Centered Company?

Here's how the Freedom at Work
Implementation Process Works

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Talk With
Us

Engage with us to discover the perfect fit for your organization with the Freedom at Work strategic approach.

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Assess your Organization

In 10 minutes or less, have a select number of your employees complete the Freedom at Work Scorecard™.

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Train Your
Leaders

Unleash your employees' potential with the Lead with Freedom program, powered by your Scorecard results.

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Design Your Organization

Embrace democratic design and fuel growth in our transformative Grow with Freedom program, guided by your Scorecard results.

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Earn
Certification

Hit the eligibility score and join our elite global community as a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organization.

Our Leadership Approach Outpaces
the Competition

Greater revenue growth for our clients compared to the S&P 500 over 3 years

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WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organizations have earned the exclusive award

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Years pioneering the Freedom at Work Leadership Strategy

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Number of countries we’ve trained leaders in

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Hear Why Our Clients
Love Freedom at Work

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Thanks to Freedom at Work, our sales have quadrupled and our market cap has increased from $250 million to over $2 billion.

Garry Ridge

CEO Emeritus | The WD-40 Company

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WorldBlu has helped us grow on average 23% each year over the past 10 years.

Matthew Gonnering

CEO | Widen, an Acquia Company

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WorldBlu’s Freedom at Work model ultimately helped us grow and took our new spin-off from $0 to a $175 million sale in just two years.

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CEO | DREAMHOST

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As a result of Freedom at Work, we've grown 63% in one year.

Nathan Donaldson

CEO | Boost

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With WorldBlu’s help, we've grown more than 12x. Our growth and success is a direct result of Freedom at Work.

Matt Perez

COO | Nearsoft Encora

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Explore the Freedom at Work
Methodology used by Hundreds of Organizations Worldwide

Freedom at Work® is an award-winning, research-backed leadership model that creates Freedom-Centered rather than fear-based leaders and organizational cultures. It expertly addresses the most pressing leadership and growth problems found in organizations today regardless of their size, location, or industry.

Benefiting both individuals and organizations

  • Leaders at Every Level
  • Personal Accountability
  • Revenue Growth
  • A Model Culture
  • Effective Hiring
  • Effective Teams
  • Increased Innovation
  • A Scalable Strategy
  • Full Engagement
  • Increased Transparency
  • Increased Resilliency
  • Meaning + Well-Being
  • Integrity
  • Principle Over Personality
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Denver, Colorado

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Tallinn, Estonia

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San Francisco, CA

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Toronto, Canada

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Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

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Kua Lumpar, Malaysia

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Montreal, Canada

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Fort Collins, CO

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Questions about
Certification?

Leading companies choose the WorldBlu standard of excellence.
Reach out to us if you have any questions and let's chat!  

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