Tom Nixon
WorldBlu announced it has certified NixonMcInnes, among 40 other global organisations, in its eighth annual WorldBlu List of the Most Democratic Workplaces™. They are one of only four in the UK to gain this accolade, three of which are Brighton based.

NixonMcInnes is a democratically run, award-winning digital transformation consultancy specialising in people and culture. It works with large organisations such as BBC, Nectar and o2 to develop the mind-sets and behaviours needed in a world profoundly changed by the Internet and social media.

Tom Nixon, founder at NixonMcInnes said: “I know that I don’t have all the answers. In fact, I don’t think I’m smarter than anyone else in my business. If I didn’t practice freedom at work, and give others the chance to develop their own leadership capability, I believe I’d be taking a massive risk with our future.

I also want everyone to feel as fulfilled by their work as possible, and I don’t think that can happen without giving people the freedom and respect that I want for myself. Democracy is in our DNA and a founding principle of the business.”

Traci Fenton, WorldBlu Founder and CEO added: “We are delighted to certify NixonMcInnes for the sixth consecutive year, making it the UK’s longest standing WorldBlu democratic organsiation. NixonMcInnes has constantly proven to be a transparent and democratic workplace and thoroughly deserves its place on the 2014 WorldBlu list.”

NixonMcInnes’ democratic practices include the monthly “Church of Fail” meetings where all employees are invited to share their failures in a non-threatening and fun way and ultimately to resounding applause. They also have a ‘Money Gang’ system, which fairly and openly determines employee salaries. Other global orgnaisations to make the WorldBlu list include, Menlo Innovations and New Belgium Brewery.

Organisations become eligible for a spot on the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ after employees complete The WorldBlu Design Assessment™, a survey evaluating their practice of the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy™, with an overall combined score of 3.5/5 or higher.

View the complete WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2014 and their democratic practices here –