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Exactly, Erica, it's not plausible. Only a jointly owned small company can do it. Imagine a huge multinational trying democracy.
Thank you. To let workers feel appreciated is another aspect of leadership, Sabrina. To implement democratic decisions in a business is different. Imagine if workers, who are frequently in majority decided how to run a company would lead to bancrupcy. Just a question of how long it would take.
Glad you agree with me, Lloyd. Only small jointly owned companies can have democratic decision making. Have worked with governments most of my life and where in the world do we have true democracy?
Absolutely, Donna. Any large business that tries to implement democratic decision making will go bancrupt. Just a question of how long it takes.
Agree with you, John. Thank you for stopping by and giving us your thoughts.
Yep. your country is a sorry example of how democracy should not work, Patricia. And on top of it your politicians have for quite some time been keen on exporting American democracy. With horrendous results I should add.
We are merely discussing democratic leadership in this article. Leadership is a huge subject that can not be covered in one article. As you know I have written numerous articles about different aspects of leadership. But here we only focus on if leadership in a huge organisation can be truly democratic i.e. one employee one vote. Nothing more. Leadership can work anyway, but it's not truly democratic and a different issue. A small jointly owned company can be truly democratic. But a huge one, no.
How do you run a multinational company with say, 250 000 employees if all members of staff should have a say before a decision is taken? The majority of employees are frequently low skilled and don't know how to run a company. They would be in majority and hence decide how the company is run. The way "democratic" countries and companies are run is only semi democratic which is what you write about in your comment. The country where voters have most say is Switzerland that frequently hold referendums. Democracy is not perfect but, so far, it's the most palatable option of running a state.
If you live, work and integrate in Dubai, Andy, you will understand.