WorldBlu, a company specializing in organizational democracy, today announced it has certified Reserveage Organics as part of the 6th Annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2012, published annually on “Democracy in the Workplace Day.”
Companies that made the WorldBlu List include Zappos.com, HCL Technologies, New Belgium Brewery, DaVita, Great Harvest Bread Company and the WD-40 Company. The list includes for-profits and non-profit organizations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Haiti, India, New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore, from a diverse range of industries that include technology, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, services and energy.
The organizations ranged in size from five to 90,000 employees, representing more than $17 billion in combined annual revenue. This is the most global WorldBlu List to date, reflecting a global movement toward democracy in the workplace.
In its launch year of 2009, Reserveage earned a 36 percent market share. Sales grew more than 870 percent over the first 20 months. From 2010 to 2011, Reserveage experienced an 81 percent company-wide growth in employees. The company has launched more than 125 products and experienced exponential year-over-year increases.
“We are thrilled to be chosen for the WorldBlu list,” said Reserveage Founder and CEO Naomi Whittel. “Reserveage believes every employee positively impacts our company and each employee’s voice and strengths contribute to our mission and vision. We value every employee and embrace each person’s abilities. We believe in cultivating an enriching workplace that provides stimulating dialogue, learning and opportunities for growth.”
“People want freedom rather than fear in the workplace,” said WorldBlu Founder and CEO, Traci Fenton. “WorldBlu-certified organizations model how democracy in the workplace unleashes human potential and builds highly successful organizations that change the world for the better.”
Companies become eligible for a spot on the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ only after their employees complete the WorldBlu Scorecard™, an assessment of their practice of the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy™, with an overall combined score of 3.5/5 or higher. The WorldBlu Scorecard™ is based on a decade of research into what makes a world-class democratic company. Organizations that have been in operation for at least one full year and have five or more employees can apply for WorldBlu certification.
View the full WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2012 at http://worldblu.com/awardee-profiles/2012.php.
Read more about the bottom-line impact of organizational democracy and view unique best practices from the WorldBlu List 2012 at http://worldblu.com/awardee-profiles/2012.php.