The World's Most Democratic Workplace 2008 Announced! Guess who won? ;)

Sometimes I blog about work lifestyle, the meaning of work, the future of work, designing the ideal workplace, designing your ideal work experience

But most of the time I keep quiet about it.

However, silently, I daresay I’m working very hard as part of this movement, to promote making your work your bliss.

The Guinea pig for my attempt?

MindValley, of course! The folks at MindValley believe in the dream, and are not afraid to put money and sweat down to achieve it.

About a thousand emails, conversations, and experiments later, MindValley as a workplace utopia is taking shape…

So much so some people are taking note.

We’re officially on the list of the Most Democratic Workplaces in the world. We’ll be appearing in international press in coming weeks. We’re the only company from friggin’ Malaysia, and I’m very proud that I had an active hand in creating this.

What does this award mean?

You can take a peek at Organizational Democracy, the award, and details on the Agile Entrepreneurship blog. It’s in no way a huge deal in the big scheme of things, and we have a long journey ahead. But I admit it’s great to know something you work hard for and care about is valued.

On a related note, a professor for an MBA program at Denver University used Apple, 37Signals, and MindValley as case studies for organizational innovation.

I’d like to think that slowly, but surely, we’re doing something right, and more companies can do it too, and employees around the world will return home everyday smiling and celebrating their awesome day at work 🙂

Want some ideas on how to help your company give more meaning, happiness and impact to its work?

See what the other winners have done right (including crazy ideas such as “The Love Machine” at work) and sign up for this book I helped write, called Agile Entrepreneurship.

5 comments on “The World's Most Democratic Workplace 2008 Announced! Guess who won? ;)

  1. may April 25, 2008 10:02 am

    wow, congrats!!

  2. Michael Teoh April 29, 2008 1:40 am

    Hey KhaiLee!

    Congratulations on the huge success being on the list! I believe all your blogging on how you would create an ideal, creative and productive workplace has caught the attention from a global stage! Congratulations and You Made Us Malaysians Proud!

  3. khailee April 29, 2008 8:33 am

    oh it wasnt my bloggign definitely… all companies who want to be considered had to apply for a thorough evaluation process, but thanks for your kind words

  4. Yuen-Chi Lian June 16, 2008 12:50 pm

    I smelled Agile, hence I’m here. Congrats to MV anyway. 🙂

    – yc

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