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Democracy at work?

CollaborationshipPosted by Christian Monö Wed, February 19, 2014 22:27:16

A few weeks ago it struck me that we humans have a very peculiar attitude to democracy in a country vs. democracy in a company/organization.

Most people seem to agree that democracy - government by the people - is a far better form of governing alternative for a country than dictatorship.

The idea behind a democracy is that the citizens run their country. Often this means that they choose their leaders and then hold them accountable for their policies and their conduct in office.

While the idea of democracy in a country seems to be generally accepted, the idea of democracy in a company or organization is by many regarded as absurd. Why is that? Why do we believe that the same people who are trusted to make decisions regarding the faith of our country can’t be trusted to decide the faith of a company? Worth contemplating, don't you think?

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