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Clients who have used the Freedom at Work™ Scorecard Include:

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how Long does
it takes?

The Freedom at Work Scorecard takes about 10 minutes to complete by a select number of your employees.     

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What’s
measured?

What's measured is how well freedom with accountability is practiced throughout your organization.

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Who Is Eligible
To Take it?

Any organization with 10 or more employees, $1 million in annual revenue, and a desire to build a freedom-centered culture.

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What's
the cost?

We offer a free version with an overview of your results and a paid version with your complete results.

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What's
the ROI?

Research shows that organizations that practice Freedom at Work™ approach 7x higher revenue growth compared to the S&P 500 over a three-year period.  

The Freedom at Work Scorecard

Are you building a freedom-centered or fear-based workplace culture
people love or loathe?


Take our proven, research-based assessment and find out.

The Freedom at Work™ Scorecard is used by top organizations all over the world
and is the premier strategic tool for leaders who want to build a workplace culture
based on freedom with accountability as a strategy for massive bottom-line results.

The Freedom at Work Scorecard was developed based on a decade of research
into what it takes to build a freedom-centered, democratic workplace.

Our rigorous assessment tool has been used by thousands of employees
in organizations worldwide at leading companies such as Zappos, WD-40, Pandora,
Groupon, DaVita, Mindvalley, Menlo Innovations
and more.

Research shows that there is a 75% correlation between the
systems and processes an organization has in place and how
freedom-centered its culture is – or isn’t.

Taking a very specific and detailed look at what’s working and not working
in your organization’s design is vital to your growth, agility, competitiveness,
and culture.

The Freedom at Work Scorecard measures the overall design of an organization
based on the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy.
It evaluates how well the 10 principles are applied
at a leadership, individual employee, and systems and processes level 
across your organization.

The survey itself is a quick and straightforward 10-minute assessment
comprised of 31 questions (with 10 optional comment boxes) and is
taken by your employees online.

The survey is available in multiple languages.

Organizations scoring an average of 3.5 out of 5.0 earn certification and a place
on the prestigious annual WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Cultures™.

This is why many of the top brands in the world have worked with us.

Our Freedom at Work Scorecard  shows you what no other assessment
in the world can show you, delivering proven results.

Welcome to the Freedom at Work Scorecard

CEO

Yours in freedom,
Traci Fenton, Founder + TribeBlu

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IS Your Workplace Struggling with These Issues?

Is your organization struggling with any of the following problems?
If yes, the Freedom at Work Scorecard will pinpoint the root cause of these problems and show you how to solve them.

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    Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

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    Poor Communication

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    Fiefdoms and Silos

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    Command and control management

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    Rapid Growth

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    Lack of Engagement

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    Distrust

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    Bad Management

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    Getting people aligned

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    Lack of personal accountability

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    Distrust

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    Absenteeism and High Turnover

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    Work-life balance

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    Stress and Anxiety

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    Workplace politics

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    Managing a heavy workload

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    Scaling a Healthy Culture

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    Too much bureaucracy

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The Wrong Approach to Assessment:
Measuring Outcomes

Are you wasting valuable time and money measuring the outcomes rather than the cause of the problems in your culture?

If yes, then you’re taking the wrong approach to what
creates a healthy culture and drives results. Stop measuring outcomes (like the ones listed below) and instead measure what causes the outcomes you really want to achieve.

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    Engagement

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    Happiness

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    Trust

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    Number of Friends People Have at Work

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    Empowerment

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    Core Values

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    Incentives

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    Behavior norms

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    What is expected of people

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    Effectiveness

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    Productivity

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    Perks

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The Right Approach to Assessment: Measuring Causes

The Freedom at Work Scorecard measures what causes
an organization to have a high-performing culture based on the proven
WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy
across three key dimensions:

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LEADERSHIP
DIMENSION

Is your leadership practicing a freedom-centered or fear-based approach to leadership?

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Individual employee Dimension

How well are your employees showing up as engaged, freedom-centered citizens in your organization?

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System & Processes Dimension

Is your organizational design democratic or based on the command and control model? 

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The WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy

After a decade of research, we identified the 10 principles of organizational democracy, the framework for freedom in the workplace. The Freedom at Work Scorecard evaluates your organization's practice of these 10 principles at a leadership, employee, and systems and processes level.

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    Purpose + vision

    When an organization and the individual know their reason for existing and have a sense of intentional direction.

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    dialogue + listening

    When we listen and engage in conversations in a way that brings out new levels ofmeaning and connection.

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    fairness + dignity

    When each person is treated justly and regarded impartially.

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    When ideas flow freely and information is openly and responsibly shared.

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    accountability

    When each person and the organization as a whole is responsible to each other and their community for their actions.

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    individual + collective

    When individuals understand the unique contribution they make towards achieving collective goals.

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    choice

    When each person is encouraged to exercise their right to choose between a diversity of possibilities.

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    integrity

    When each person steadfastly adheres to ethical and moral principles.

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    decentralization

    When power is appropriately shared among people throughout the organization.

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    reflection + evaluation

    When there is a commitment to continuous feedback and development and a willingness to learn from the past and apply lessons to improve the future.

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The Freedom at Work Scorecard
Process at a glance

These are the five key steps to the Freedom at Work Scorecard and certification process. 
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Apply Now

Click the "Apply Now" button and complete a short application. Once we receive your application, we'll reach out to set up a call with you. 

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Talk With Us

Set up a call with us so we can get to know you and make sure that your organization is a right fit for the Freedom at Work Scorecard.

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Take the Scorecard

Have a select number of your employees complete the Freedom at Work Scorecard. 

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Review Results

Review your overview or complete results, depending on which assessment package you choose. 

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Certification

If your organization achieves the required minimum score, you join our prestigious global community as a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Culture.

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What you’ll Discover so you can take action

Explore what the Freedom at Work Scorecard will unlock for your organization
so you can take action for success and results.

  1. Unlock the 4 key democratic principles that drive success

    Unlock the four principles of organizational democracy that drive overall performance and growth. 

  2. Increase Self-Management Skills

    Discover where to develop best practices across your organization that will enhance employee self-management skills.  

  3. Pinpoint exactly where there are culture problems

    Take the guess-work out of where culture problems are actually happening in your organization with the detailed analysis the Freedom at Work Scorecard provides.  

  4. Learn about your systems and processes

    Research shows that 75% of what shapes culture isn't leadership – it's your systems and processes. Discover how yours stack up. 

  5. Uncover how well employees think they perform

    Uncover how well your employees think they are doing advancing a freedom-centered (or fear-based!) culture in your workplace. 

  6. Evaluate how freedom-centered your leadership is

    Research shows that 75% of people quit their job because of a bad leader. Do your leaders lead from a place of freedom with accountability or fear and control? 

  7. Filter Your Scores by Years Employed, Departments, Geographies and More

    Filter your scores by years employed, departments, geographies and more, pinpointing exactly where to take action for enhanced performance and break-through growth.

  8. Gain laser-like clarity on where to target training dollars and time

    Stop wasting money guessing where to change your culture. The Freedom at Work Scorecard will show you exactly where to target training dollars and time. 

  9. Discover how to scale a healthy culture quickly

    Do you already have a great culture and you're growing rapidly? Discover how to take a principle-based approach to organizational design so you can scale your culture quickly and more easily. 

  10. Become a talent magnet attracting and retaining super-stars

    Discover how to cultivate an organizational mindset, leadership style, and culture design that attracts and retains the best and brightest talent, winning the talent wars. 

  11. Increase Engagement, Joy, Positive Communication and Trust

    The Freedom at Work Scorecard will show you how to impact what causes increased engagement, joy, trust, better communication and more across your entire organization so you can create a workplace people love.

  12. Learn how to become a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Culture

    Do you want your organization to be recognized as a top WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Culture™? The Freedom at Work Scorecard will give you a path to get there. 

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What DO you get when you take the Freedom at Work™ Scorecard?

Organizations that take the Freedom at Work Scorecard
can choose to get an overview of their results for free,
or they can select the paid version, unlocking their complete results.

Here is what you get with each option:

FREE RESULTS PAID FULL RESULTS
Overall score check check
Organizational page listing on WorldBlu.com (if certified) check check
Unlimited use of the WorldBlu List certification logo (if certified) check check
Invitation to the exclusive WorldBlu Master's Circle live event check check
Leadership score check
Individual score check
Systems and Processes score check
Purpose + Vision scores across all dimensions check
Transparency scores across all dimensions check
Accountability scores across all dimensions check
Choice scores across all dimensions check
Integrity scores across all dimensions check
Fairness + Dignity scores across all dimensions check
Individual + Collective scores across all dimensions check
Decentralization scores across all dimensions check
Dialogue + Listening scores across all dimensions check
Reflection + Evaluation scores across all dimensions check
Scores customized by department/team or region check
Scores by gender check
Scores by managerial role check
Scores by length of time at organization check
All comments and feedback from employees check
Full and complete results report, downloadable as a PDF and CSV file check
Lifetime access to full results check
Two-hour expert consultation on results including recommendations check
One Ticket to the WorldBlu Master's Circle live event check
WE want the free version
We want the full results
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What hAPPENS AFTER YOU TAKE THE FREEDOM AT WORK SCORECARD?

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Organizations that take the Freedom at Work Scorecard and achieve the required minimum standard score are then certified as a WorldBlu Freedom-Centered Culture™ and make the annual WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Cultures™.

This is an extremely high standard that few organizations ever achieve. Unlike other certifications and awards that are easy to achieve and are based on an outside panel of judges or organizational propaganda, organizations must work very hard to become WorldBlu certified and are very proud when they achieve this premier standard of excellence.

If your organization is certified as a Freedom-Centered Culture,
you will also receive:

A profile page on our website highlighting your organization

An exclusive invitation to the WorldBlu Master’s Circle live event

Unlimited use of the WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Cultures logo for promotional and marketing purposes

Inclusion in an exclusive tribe of leaders building world-class, freedom-centered workplace cultures worldwide

Explore WorldBlu Certified  Freedom-Centered Cultures 
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What Leaders are saying about
Freedom at Work

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FREEDOM AT WORK TOOK OUR SPIN-OFF FROM $0 TO $175 MILLION SALE IN JUST TWO YEARS.
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Dallas Kashuba

Co-Founder, Dreamhost

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OUR SALES HAVE QUADRUPLED AND OUR MARKET CAP HAS INCREASED FROM $250 MILLION TO OVER $2 BILLION.
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Garry Ridge

CEO, WD-40 Company

Boost
We grew 63% in one year, adding over $1 million to our bottom-line with Freedom at Work.
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Nathan Donaldson

CEO, Boost

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WE GREW 12X WITH A 26% AVERAGE GROWTH RATE FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS.
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Matt Perez

COO, Nearsoft

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WE'VE GROWN ON AVERAGE 23% OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS, LARGELY DUE TO FREEDOM AT WORK.
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Matthew Gonnering

CEO, Widen

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FAQ

Have a question about the Freedom at Work Scorecard? We have answers!

How is the Freedom at Work Scorecard different from other culture surveys out there?

The Freedom at Work Scorecard is a highly unique assessment, measuring your organizational design based on the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy. Most other surveys are simply generic culture assessments that are not based on a proven strategy and only measure outcomes, such as engagement levels, trust, and happiness. The Freedom at Work Scorecard difference is that it is a proven assessment based on a decade of research and used by leading organizations worldwide. It measures what causes key organizational outcomes, so you can pinpoint exactly where your organization needs to evolve and change.

What exactly is the process?

In order to apply for the Freedom at Work Scorecard, simply click the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. Next, complete our short application and we will set up a call to connect with you. After we review the details with you and make sure your organization is qualified for the Freedom at Work Scorecard, a select number of your employees will complete our online assessment. It takes about 10 minutes per person to complete, a bit longer if they decide to write in optional comments. Once we receive all of the needed completed assessments, we will give you your results. If your organization scores a 3.5 or higher out of 5.0 on your overall score, you qualify for the prestigious WorldBlu certification as a Freedom-Centered Culture, joining a premier global community.

Who is eligible for the Freedom at Work Scorecard?

Any organization that has been in business at least one full year, has 10 or more employees (including full and part-time), and a minimum of $1 million in annual revenue is invited to take the Freedom at Work Scorecard and apply for the WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Cultures annual certification. 

Who developed the Freedom at Work Scorecard?

The Freedom at Work Scorecard was developed by Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu, based on a decade of extensive research and consultation with leading experts in democracy and organizational assessment. 

How long does it take to complete?

The Freedom at Work Scorecard is fast and easy, taking about 10 minutes per person to complete (a bit longer if they decide to write in optional comments). 

Does the process involve any focus groups or interviews?

We spent over a decade researching exactly what questions to ask in the Freedom at Work Scorecard so that focus groups and interviews are unnecessary to get proven and substantial results.

How many people at my organization need to take the Freedom at Work Scorecard?

Depending on the size of your organization, either 70 percent OR 100 percent of a random sample group needs to complete the Freedom at Work Scorecard in order for your results to be statistically valid. Once you apply and we set up a call to talk with you, we can discuss which option is best for your organization.

What format are our results delivered in?

If you select to only do the free version of the Freedom at Work Scorecard, you will receive an overview of your results in a PDF format. Should you choose to purchase your full results, which we highly recommend, you will be able to see your results online and can also download a complete and extensive report in a CSV or PDF formats. 

How much does it cost?

Any organization that qualifies for the Freedom at Work Scorecard can take the free version of the assessment. We also offer a paid version, which we highly recommend. The cost of the paid version depends on the total revenue of your organization.

We are using other surveys, should we stop taking them and do yours instead?

There is no need to stop doing your other assessment unless, after you speak with us, you discover that our assessment will deliver similar results to what you are already doing. This is very unlikely, however. The Freedom at Work Scorecard is highly unique, measuring your organizational design based on the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy. Unlike other surveys that are generic and measure outcomes, such as engagement levels, trust, and happiness, the Freedom at Work Scorecard measures what causes these outcomes, so you can pinpoint exactly where your organization needs to change.

Which languages do you offer the Freedom at Work Scorecard in?

We offer the Freedom at Work Scorecard in nine languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Danish, Chinese, Haitian, and Romanian. If you need the Freedom at Work Scorecard in a language that we do not already offer it in, we can easily have it translated for you and set it up on our system. Additional costs may apply.

We have survey fatigue, is it really worth taking?

Absolutely, just plan to do it at a time that it will not conflict with your other surveys.  The Freedom at Work Scorecard is highly unique, measuring your organizational design based on the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy. Unlike other surveys that are generic and measure outcomes, such as engagement levels, trust, and happiness, the Freedom at Work Scorecard measures what causes these outcomes, so you can pinpoint exactly where your organization needs to change. You don't want to miss out on the deep and substantial insights you will gain from this comprehensive assessment. 

If we get certified, how long does it last?

If your organization becomes a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Culture, you will need to renew your certification annually by taking the Freedom at Work Scorecard. We've certified hundreds of organizations around the world, and they find doing the annual assessment to be invaluable as they grow and compete across a dynamic and competitive global business landscape.

Why aren’t there more organizations certified by WorldBlu?

Unlike other certifications and awards that are given by an outside panel of judges or based on essays and organizational "propaganda," earning the WorldBlu certification is based on what your employees share with us based on the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy. Organizational democracy is the optimal organizational system for unlocking human potential and achieving break-through bottom-line results. Since we are measuring the level of organizational democracy, the framework for freedom within your organization, we believe in hearing from the voice of your people on your practice of the 10 principles of organizational democracy across three key dimensions: leadership, employee participation, and most importantly, your systems and processes. Therefore, getting certified is a very high standard to achieve, making our certification one of the most prestigious and rigorous organizational awards in the world to earn.

When is the annual WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Cultures next announced?

The 14th annual WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Cultures will be announced on May 12, 2020. However, organization are invited to apply anytime throughout the year.

I’m sold but I need to sell it to my CEO or head of HR. What should I do?

Please share this website page with your CEO and/or head of HR, L&D, People, etc., and then have them complete our short application. We will set up a call with them and explore together if the proven Freedom at Work framework and assessment are the right fit for your organization. 

I’m ready to sign up, now what?

Great! Simply click any of the buttons that say, "Apply Now" on this page and complete our short application. We will then be in touch with you to set up a call with your CEO or head of HR (or equivalent) about the process. We look forward to speaking with you!

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organizations around the world. Here are a select few.