This past week Chaordix was represented at the WorldBlu 2010 Awards in Vegas.
The event was to honour those who made the 2010 list (we did ) and to hear first hand stories amongst the honourees about what makes their company democratic. A complete list of the companies that made the 2010 WorldBlu list is available here
To compete for a spot on the WorldBlu list, your company – in fact our entire team – completed a survey on how we performed against The WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy
- Purpose and Vision
- Dialogue + Listening
- Fairness + Dignity
- Individual + Collective
- Reflection + Evaluation
This is a daunting list of principles to live by.
The event day ended with a keynote from Tony Hsieh, Author of Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose and CEO, Zappos.com.
My favourite quote of the day was from Tony Hsieh:
core values, have them, commit to them – hire by them and fire by them.
I was inspired by what I heard… and to be honest it made me realize that even at Chaordix as an awardee, where through our crowdsourcing solution we enable democratization in the workplace, we ourselves…have much work to do to become more democratic.
So Team Chaordix – what are our core values?
Team WorldBlu – Traci, Miranda & Sam – thanks for including us, we’ll be back next year!