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Principles of Workplace Democracy:Cases from the Czech Republic


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1 University of Business and Law, Vltavská 585/14, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Management and Marketing, Paneuropean University, Tomášikova 20, 821 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
 

The article is about the concept of management of democratic companies in the Czech Republic with a focus on the principles of workplace democracy. The analysis is based on four case studies of democratic companies. The case studies have been drawn up on the basis of a questionnaire survey among the workers of companies and interviews with their executives. The research has shown the importance of even a high rate of implementation of the various principles in all surveyed companies. The best rated principle is "dialogue and listening". In the case of the principle of "reflection and assessment", it will show certain deficiencies in the provision of feedback. Principles of workplace democracy identified in interviews mostly agree with the principles referred to in the literature. Resulting from the research, it proposes recommendations and suggestions for further research.

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Democratic Company, Workplace Democracy, Freedom-Based Principles, Management.
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Authors

Andy Vopalecky
University of Business and Law, Vltavská 585/14, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
Lukas Durda
Institute of Management and Marketing, Paneuropean University, Tomášikova 20, 821 02 Bratislava, Slovakia

Abstract


The article is about the concept of management of democratic companies in the Czech Republic with a focus on the principles of workplace democracy. The analysis is based on four case studies of democratic companies. The case studies have been drawn up on the basis of a questionnaire survey among the workers of companies and interviews with their executives. The research has shown the importance of even a high rate of implementation of the various principles in all surveyed companies. The best rated principle is "dialogue and listening". In the case of the principle of "reflection and assessment", it will show certain deficiencies in the provision of feedback. Principles of workplace democracy identified in interviews mostly agree with the principles referred to in the literature. Resulting from the research, it proposes recommendations and suggestions for further research.

Keywords


Democratic Company, Workplace Democracy, Freedom-Based Principles, Management.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15759/ijek%2F2017%2Fv5i1%2F190282