WorldBlu looks at this important issue within a long series aimed at implementing democracy in the workplace. This segment looks at DaVita, a FORTUNE 500 company comprised of 35,000 employees with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue. It is the largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States, operating over 1300 clinics.
On a regular basis, DaVita teammates are asked to vote on various aspects of the company, including program names and logos, new practices, and initiatives being considered for the upcoming year. DaVita’s Chairman and CEO, Kent Thiry, explains “At DaVita, we are truly a community first and a company second.” (Disclosure: James McRitchie, CorpGov.net Publisher, is a DiVita shareowner.)