American Support Joins Zappos, Groupon and New Belgium Brewery on WorldBlu’s 2011 list of Most Democratic Workplaces

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Chapel Hill-based American Support has been named one of WorldBlu’s 52 Most Democratic Workplaces, an honor that recognizes American Support’s commitment toward promoting a democratic workplace.

Chapel Hill-based American Support has been named one of WorldBlu’s 52 Most Democratic Workplaces, an honor that recognizes American Support’s commitment toward promoting a democratic workplace.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by WorldBlu,” said company President & CEO Matt Zemon. “We are committed to fostering a democratic workplace in which our employees feel valued and are able to contribute in a meaningful way. This honor confirms we are meeting those goals.”

The WorldBlu list honors companies that have created organizational systems based on freedom, instead of fear or control, and that strive to amplify human potential and the organization as a whole. The list is based on employee surveys related to ten democratic principles, such as transparency, dialogue and listening, integrity, accountability and choice on leadership. It

The WorldBlu list includes both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Other organizations to make the 2011 list include Zappos.com, Groupon, WD-40 Corporation and New Belgium Brewery.

“One out of four Americans feel like they work in a dictatorship, yet 80 percent of employees feel that if they had more freedom at work, their overall performance would improve,” said WorldBlu Founder and CEO, Traci Fenton. “WorldBlu-certified organizations model how more freedom – rather than fear and control in the workplace – increases innovation and employee engagement, as well as boosting the bottom-line.”

WorldBlu named its first list of Most Democratic Workplace in 2007. Since then, the number of companies certified has grown from 34 to 52, with combined revenues growing from $3 billion to more than $15 billion. The organization has members in more than 55 countries.

About American Support
American Support is a Chapel Hill, NC-based company whose mission is to help video, voice and data companies succeed by operating efficiently, consistently and with excellent customer service, making life better for its clients, employees, investors and families, while supporting its country. The company, which currently supports more than 400 cable systems in 29 states, provides billing, technical and customer support services to tiers 2 and 3 cable operators through a virtual call center operation. American Support is committed to hiring Americans and has employees in more than 115 cities in 26 states.

About WorldBlu
WorldBlu specializes in organizational democracy and freedom-centered leadership. Founded in 1997, WorldBlu’s vision is to see one billion people working in free and democratic workplaces worldwide. For more information, visit the WorldBlu website at http://www.worldblu.com or http://www.worldblulive.com

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