Ricardo Semler is a champion of the employee-friendly radical corporate democracy he implemented as CEO of Semco Partners for over 20 years. He believes that if you simply ask why we do things and devolve power to employees, your’re able to create wiser companies - ones that are simultaneously more productive and have a happier workforce.

On his 21st he got the title of CEO from his father. A manufacturing and engineering company located in Brazil. Ricardo had a whole different view on how to run the business then his father had. People's happiness, flat organization style and work life balance were important KPI's in stead of control, revenue and working hours. This radical approach worked, Semco grew like it never had before. People were happy.

Semco is an example for many companies that want to organize their environment differently.

  • 10,001+ employees
  • 1950
  • Privately Held
  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • organization-wide
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