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WorldBlu Certifies 51 Organizations Globally as ‘Democratic Workplaces’

April 9, 2013  | DaVita in the News
ST. LOUIS & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WorldBlu, a company specializing in democratic workplace cultures, today announced it is has certified 51 organizations as part of the seventh annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™, published annually on “Democracy in the Workplace Day.”

“WorldBlu-certified workplaces model how freedom and democracy unleashes human potential to build high performing companies that change the world for the better.”
Well-known companies to make the WorldBlu List include Zappos.com, Menlo Innovations, New Belgium Brewery, DaVita, Groupon Malaysia and The WD-40 Company. For-profit and non-profit organizations from across the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Haiti, New Zealand and Singapore made the WorldBlu List from a diversity of industries including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and services.

The organizations ranged in size from five to 50,000 employees representing over $15 billion in combined annual revenue. This is one of the largest and most diverse WorldBlu Lists to date, indicating a global trend towards freedom and democracy in the workplace.

“People would rather work in freedom-centered rather than fear-based organizations,” comments WorldBlu Founder and CEO, Traci Fenton. “WorldBlu-certified workplaces model how freedom and democracy unleashes human potential to build high performing companies that change the world for the better.”

Organizations become eligible for a spot on the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ only after employees complete the WorldBlu Scorecard™, an assessment evaluating their practice of the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy™, with an overall combined score of 3.5/5 or higher. The WorldBlu Scorecard™ 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™ 2013 and their unique democratic practices here -- http://www.worldblu.com/awardee-profiles/2013.php.

Attend WorldBlu LIVE: Spreading Freedom at Work, a global conference happening May 15-16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado and hear from top leaders building freedom-centered organizations -- http://www.worldblulive.com.

About WorldBlu

WorldBlu has offices throughout the US, UK and Europe and specializes in freedom at work, with 150,000 members in over 80 countries worldwide. Founded in 1997, WorldBlu’s vision is to see one billion people working in free and democratic workplaces. For more information visit http://www.worldblu.com.