#WorkTrends Recap: Workplace Democracy

As U.S. voters exercised their democratic right in last month’s Presidential election, the practice of democracy in rapidly spreading to all areas of life, most notably in the workplace.

Companies are beginning to offer employees the power to vote on various workplace amenities such as snacks in the breakroom, or even the location of the next company outing… but what if employees had the power to make more significant and impactful decisions like voting to keep or fire their CEO?

This week, Meghan M Biro was joined by Haufe CEO Kelly Max to discuss what a workplace looks like where the employees have the power.

Kelly had to run for election as CEO of Haufe so he had a lot of insights to share. Here are a few key points:

  • Transparency is key for employees to make better decisions,
  • CEOs need to listen to employees. It’s their job as a leader. It makes people have a voice.
  • The fact that employees are now heard gives employees so many more opportunities

Did you miss the show? You can listen to the #WorkTrends podcast on our BlogTalk Radio channel here:  http://bit.ly/2gfobXe

You can also check out the highlights of the conversation from our Storify here:

Didn’t make it to this week’s #WorkTrends show? Don’t worry, you can tune in and participate in the podcast and chat with us every Wednesday from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). On Dec 14, I will be joined by my former co-host Kevin W Grossman, to discuss the candidate experience.

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