Worldwide Award for the Most Democratic Workplaces

Some time back I was introduced to the work of Traci Fenton by David Weinberger and recently was lucky enough to spend some time chatting with her on Skype. Traci runs an organization called World Blu and they have just announced the first annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces!

It's a really interesting idea and, as I said to Traci, one that I am sure will make one or two people wince. We actually began to refer to our work at the BBC as the democratization of the workplace and I can still see the reactions on some people's faces!

If democracy is held up as the most the most efficient way to run complex societies why shouldn't it work in organisations?