...work should be about living the life you want to live...
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(PRWEB) April 20, 2009
As the once mighty economies of the developed world crash and burn, the innocent mask of large corporations fall away, leaving bare the greed and arrogance of their executives. We live in a world where most companies operate much like oppressive regimes, with leaders on a sole mission of maximizing enterprise value.
For long there have been a movement driven by pioneers like Traci Fenton, CEO of WorldBlu, aiming for change through democratizing workplaces all around the world. WorldBlu is committed to see 20,000 democratic workplaces by year 2020.
Getting Personal, developer of Statsit web analytics, is one of 40 "revolutionaries" worldwide awarded a spot on the WorldBlu's Most Democratic Workplaces of 2009 list. This year's list is a diverse collection of corporations ranging from Netherlands based student organization AIESEC to Fortune 500 company DaVita. All dedicated, in their own ways, to the 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy.
Getting Personal operates according to the ideal, as stated by CEO and founder Mikko Kotila, that; "My job is not the success of the company, but the success of each individual together as a collective." In Getting Personal the company serves the employee, not the other way around. "Business as a whole really is just about people trading goods and services ... performance, money and recognition have very little to do with the real value of it."
Democracy in the workplace is not a new concept. For example the idea of an employee-owned company is an old practice from family businesses. As old structures are falling down, new ones will have room to grow. It all comes down to the realization that there is more to business than money.
"...work should be about living the life you want to live..."
WorldBlu is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to elevate the human spirit and inspire freedom by championing the growth of democratic organizations worldwide, one organization at a time. Meet them at http://www.worldblu.com
About Getting Personal
Getting Personal is the developer of Statsit, the industry changing web analytics platform that goes beyond your website, available globally through Statsit Inc. (http://www.statsit.com). Statsit brings ease-of-use and actionable recommendations to web analytics.
Statsit presents the next generation of Web Analytics through big picture, actionable recommendations and industry leading ease-of-use. Finf out more at http://www.statsit.com
Mikko Kotila, CEO and Founder
Associated URL: http://www.worldblu.com/worldblu-list