TORONTO, APRIL 12, 2012 - TakingITGlobal has been honoured as part of the sixth annual WorldBlue List of Most Democratic Workplaces for 2012, marking this as the 6th consecutive year in a row for the organization. TakingITGlobal has been recognized for leveraging social and online technology to excel at "giving voice" to employees, partners and their membership.
Companies become eligible for a spot on this list through their ranking on confidential employee-completed scorecards which evaluate their experience in each workplace. Criteria are based on ten democratic principles: transparency, dialogue and listening, fairness and dignity, purpose and vision, accountability, individual and collective contribution, ability to choose, integrity, reflection and evaluation in change, and decentralization. A democratically managed workplace recognizes that empowering its employees is a smart business strategy that directly impacts the bottom-line.
"People want freedom rather than fear in the workplace," comments WorldBlu Founder and CEO, Traci Fenton. "WorldBlu-certified organizations model how democracy in the workplace unleashes human potential and helps build world-class organizations that change the world for the better."
TakingITGlobal Executive Director, Jennifer Corriero, asserted that "the greatest benefit to practicing organizational democracy in the workplace is increased employee and volunteer engagement." Corriero believes that "creating a dynamic where voices are heard and ideas are put into action, contributes to an adaptive, relevant and energizing atmosphere where levels of motivation are high. Ultimately, this leads to greater levels of commitment, resourcefulness and project level success," which TakingITGlobal continually strives to achieve.
TakingITGlobal provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. Often described as a "social network for social good," the award-winning www.tigweb.org is available in 13 languages and offers a diverse set of educational resources and action tools intended to inspire, inform and involve. Since being founded as a charity by two young Canadians in 2000, 30 million people have accessed the website to learn, grow and realize their potential. Visit www.tigweb.org to find out more.
WorldBlu has offices throughout the US and UK and specializes in organizational democracy and freedom-centered leadership with organizational and individual members in over 70 countries worldwide. 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