DreamHost Is Named On “WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2011”

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4th Consecutive Year That DreamHost Has Made the Distinguished WorldBlu List

DreamHost is one of 52 organizations named on the “WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2011”, a global certification given by WorldBlu, a company specializing in organizational democracy.

The announcement came as part of the fifth annual “Democracy in the Workplace Day” on April 12th. For-profit and non-profit organizations from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the UK, India, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Malaysia made the WorldBlu List from a diverse pool of industries. DreamHost was first named as a “Most Democratic Workplace” in 2008 and has been a staple on the WorldBlu list for the last four years.

“Working in a democratic environment makes employees feel more connected to the work that they do because they feel like they can take ownership of their individual tasks,” says DreamHost co-founder Dallas Kashuba. “The result is empowered employees who are prepared to tackle all sorts of challenges.”

In order to be considered for the WorldBlu certification, all DreamHost employees had to complete a survey evaluating the company’s practice of ten democratic principles such as transparency, dialogue and listening, integrity, accountability, and a choice on a leadership, an individual, a system and a process level. Numerous organizations applied, but in the end, only 52 received the certification.

“Embodying these democratic principles in the workplace isn’t just rhetoric; it’s a top priority,” says Brett Dunst, vice president of marketing and corporate communications at DreamHost. “We want to make sure each and every employee feels empowered enough to make decisions, and knows that we trust their judgment.”

Representatives from DreamHost will be attending WorldBlu Live, an annual two-day event for leaders of democratic workplaces from around the globe held May 19-20 in San Francisco.

About DreamHost
DreamHost is a global full-service web hosting company that offers Shared Server, Virtual Private Server (VPS), and Dedicated Server Hosting, along with Domain Name Registration. DreamHost is a carbon-neutral hosting company and a proud member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership program. Please visit http://www.dreamhost.com for more information.

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