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i-Free Wins Democracy Award

David Murphy

i-Free, the Russian provider of mobile value-added services, has been awarded a place on the World's List of the Most Democratic Employers. The Worldwide Award for the Most Democratic Workplaces is sponsored by WorldBlu, a Washington, DC-based business specialising in organisational democracy, and is based on the findings of an anonymous poll among company employees in Europe, Asia and the Americas. i-Free says the award follows naturally from its corporate culture and policies, which are aimed at building the strongest professional team in the industry.
The list comprises 34 businesses and non-for-profit organisations from the US, Canada, the Netherlands and Russia, including General Electric Aviation, AIESEC International, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, TakingITGlobal, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
"We owe our success and solid market stature to our human, intellectual capital," says i-Free General Director, Kirill Gorynia. "We have built a strong team of professionals, each a peerless expert in their field. We all share the same values, most notably, mutual respect and equal opportunity for all."
i-Free currently employs over 250 people in its offices in six countries. The company's Organisational Development and HR Department is committed to fostering a favourable work environment conducive to the individual initiative and professional growth of each employee.
i-Free says the core values underpinning its corporate ethics and policies are personal initiative and growth, individual freedom, trust, responsibility, mutual respect and encouragement. These values govern relations between all employees, nurturing a positive internal climate and benefiting many business processes.
Theres more information on the award here.

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