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Space for company democracy

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society;
Subtitle of host publicationJuly 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-42069-1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Period1/01/00 → …


Space is a vital element in a system for the development of anything, as it defines the freedom needed to evolve, mature, and contribute. Lack of space is lack of freedom, which means lack of progress and development. Organizations are systems that are obliged to give space to new management and leadership initiatives. The Company Democracy Model, presented in this paper, is based on the space given to people to act in a democratic environment where ideas lead to meritocracy, valid knowledge, innovation, competitiveness, extroversion, and other benefits and ideals. Democracy, on the other hand, can be annoying to those resisting and reducing the space, freedom, and opportunity that people deserve to be judged upon. The paper presents numerous reasons why organizations fail to learn from their mistakes, and provides a democratic co-evolutionary and co-opetitive framework that can significantly contribute to organizational development, as long as a minimum of space is given to freedom of speech and communication.


  • Applied philosophy, Change management, Democracy, Innovation, Knowledge, Leadership, Performance

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland