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Published on May 12, 2016

Geonetric Certified as Freedom-Centered Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

Geonetric is one of only 26 organizations recognized by WorldBlu for practicing freedom at work.

Cedar Rapids, IA – May 12, 2016 – WorldBlu®, a company specializing in freedom-centered, democratic organizational design and leadership, today announced it has certified Cedar Rapids based Geonetric as part of the 10th annual WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Workplaces, published annually on “Freedom at Work” Day. Over the past ten years, WorldBlu has certified 136 organizations impacting over a million employees worldwide.

“Geonetric is a freedom-centered workplace because we’re convinced it’s the best way to implement our mission: to build an exceptional team that ‘wows’ our clients,” says Linda Barnes, Chief Operations Officer at Geonetric. “Being freedom-centered has led to impressive results. We’ve seen consistently high scores in both client and employee satisfaction and it helps Geonetric hire and retain top talent in this highly competitive environment.”

WorldBlu evaluates an organization’s practice of democratic principles such as transparency, dialogue and listening, and accountability. “Individuals want to work in freedom-centered rather than fear-based cultures,” comments WorldBlu Founder and CEO, Traci Fenton. “WorldBlu certified freedom-centered organizations also average almost seven times higher revenue growth compared to companies on the S&P Index.”

Organizations are eligible for the WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Workplaces after employees complete The WorldBlu Freedom at Work Scorecard, which evaluates their practice of the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy. Organizations from the for-profit and non-profit sectors in operation for at least one full year with five or more employees can apply.

About WorldBlu Founded in 1997, WorldBlu is a community of individuals and organizations from over 80 countries committed to practicing freedom and democracy in the workplace.

About Geonetric®

Geonetric is a 17-year-old digital agency that helps healthcare brands across the country thrive through effective marketing and distinctive websites. The Cedar Rapids-based company employs more than 70 creative and talented individuals. Named to the Inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years and a two-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness, Geonetric is continuously recognized for its exceptional work environment. In addition to the company’s efforts in advancing the healthcare technology industry, Geonetric is also focused on improving the Cedar Rapids community. Whether by supporting local entrepreneurship efforts or building websites for non-profits during the company’s annual Operation Overnight event, community involvement is built into the foundation of Geonetric’s culture. 

Visit www.geonetric.com or twitter.com/geonetric for more information.

Media Contact: Heather Stanley, 319.221.1667