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Workplace Democracy

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  • 1. Workplace Democracy
  • 2. twitter/andrecarlucci andrecarlucci@gmail.com Chief Happiness Officer of Way2
  • 3. VOTINGBy
  • 4. our
  • 5. They decide for us
  • 6. So, somehow we have…
  • 7. There is no universal definition of Democracy
  • 8. Freedom
  • 9. Equality
  • 10. Transparency
  • 11. We defend these values above anything else !
  • 12. Not to mention Wars that we fought to guarantee them.
  • 13. But what my job has to do with any of that?
  • 14. We spend over of our day at work…
  • 15. Because my boss said so. Top Down Management! Why?
  • 16. That seems more like the army…
  • 17. Than a collaborative place.
  • 18. But what is workplace democracy?
  • 19. Like in nations, democracy in workplaces comes in many ways
  • 20. 1. Vote
  • 21. Workplace democracy is not having the employees voting in every decision
  • 22. But letting them have voice in things that MATTER
  • 23. 2. Trust
  • 24. “If we don’t let people do their work the way they want to, we will never know their true potential” Ricardo Semler
  • 25. Responsibility 3.
  • 26. “I don’t want to know how many hours you spend here at the company. What I need is people delivering value.” Ricardo Semler
  • 27. Freedom 4.
  • 28. MIND!
  • 29. Rules 5.
  • 30. LESS IS MORE
  • 31. Traditions are more powerful than rules.
  • 32. Open Book 6.
  • 33. When employees think, act and feel like owners… Everybody wins
  • 34. Is that possible?
  • 35. Once upon a time…
  • 36. They elect and remove their bosses Employees are also owners They divide the profits They have benefits and insurance Who are they?
  • 37. Pirates! 300 years ago…
  • 38. Semco: 3000 employees Annual Growth: 27% Turnover 1%
  • 39. Democracy at Way2
  • 40. No job titles, no hierarchies… Teams
  • 41. Holidays Every team decides their…
  • 42. Working hours Every one decides his/her own…
  • 43. Budget Everybody decides how to spend the…
  • 44. Hires The team…
  • 45. Result Democratic Workplaces...
  • 46. Are talent magnetics
  • 47. Have innovative ideas
  • 48. Work faster
  • 49. Have happier people
  • 50. And there is nothing more important than our Happiness
  • 51. Questions?
  • 52. Thank you :-) twitter/andrecarlucci andrecarlucci@gmail.com
  • 53. 1 - www.flickr.com/photos/ervega/520805988 5 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/2566845461/sizes/l/in/photostream/ 6 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ervega/3275685878/sizes/o/in/photostream/ 8 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/unleashedlive/2924379902/sizes/o/in/photostream/ 10- http://www.flickr.com/photos/fazen/63870711/sizes/o/in/photostream/ 13- http://www.flickr.com/photos/riacale/2787411071/sizes/l/in/photostream/ 22- http://www.flickr.com/photos/igbce/4013428065/ 22- http://www.flickr.com/photos/aloiziomercadante/5099716983/ 22- http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/4097699785/ 37- http://www.flickr.com/photos/bayat/7491311/ 41- http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/3933514241/ 42- http://www.semco.com.br/pt/ 43- http://www.worldblu.com/ 55- http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunface13/988453859/sizes/l/in/photostream/ 56- http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadendave/4289213289/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Image Copyrights Note: I couldn’t find all the image sources for this presentation. If your credits aren’t here, please contact me and I’ll be happy to add it or remove the image.