CPOS - Positive Links Session - Traci Fenton

Secrets of the World's Most Democratic Workplaces Business as usual, characterized by an omnipotent CEO, layers of management, and closed-door deal-making is officially becoming a recipe for failure in the new world of work. At a time when the Internet has made everybody a somebody, where speed is king, and where Generations X & Y are increasingly taking the leadership helm, businesses all over the world must radically rethink the way they are designed and operated. In this new world, the most successful companies are practicing organizational democracy as a key to their competitive advantage – a disciplined yet freedom-centered strategy for fully engaging employees, tapping their potential, sparking innovation, and building trust. Sharing best practices and stories from the companies featured on the groundbreaking WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™, and drawing from over a decade of her research into successful democratic companies around the world, Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu, Inc., shares secrets to building a world-class democratic workplace. Along the way she challenges audiences to rethink their assumptions about what democracy actually is and explains with spirit and insight why “getting naked,” “renouncing rankism,” and “pointing fingers” is the best way to attract top talent, boost the bottom-line, and reinvent your workplace for business in a Democratic Age.