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Last year, 3 companies were selected and celebrated for their innovations that elevate and empower human potential in the workplace: ET Group, a technology company from Canada,  JA Worldwide, a youth serving NGO (recently nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize!) and Mountain View, an Egyptian real estate developer. Between these 3 organizations we found innovative human capital models successfully at work like holacracy, self managed teams, decentralized decision-making processes, shared ownership structure, self-setting salaries and a unique “fixed-flexible-freestyle” way of working to embrace global diversity.  Learn more about the winners’ journey below & on their Tony Talks.

2021 WINNERS

We are proud to announce the first three winners of the Tony Award. Each winner will be honored and walk in Tony’s shoes at prestigious events through the year.

Dirk Propfe

President & CEO

ET Group

“It’s not just one breakthrough and you’re done. This model is a commitment to an ongoing journey because we are constantly evolving our structure, our practices change, we try new things, get rid of things that no longer serve us. It is an evolution and a commitment, and it is hard because sometimes it feels messy and uncomfortable. There is no absolute clarity yet there is coherence. There is no explicit roadmap that defines, “yes, this is the way for you” so you are trying new things every day and continuously validating what is working and what is not."

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Asheesh Advani

President & CEO

JA Worldwide

“We were selected as one of the Top 10 NGOs in the world in annual rankings of the Top 200 NGOs in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The "Raising Aspirations" plan, and Fixed-Flexible-Freestyle model of staff engagement and execution has helped us act as a more cohesive global network with a collective voice and empowered teams, which has helped us attract this recognition."

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Rasha El Gamal

Vice President of HR & Culture

Mountain View

“Applying happiness as a business model has allowed Mountain View to increase retention by 50%, decrease absenteeism by 40% and earned them the top employer award! “Purpose pulls you where you want to go, and we had a purpose of creating a happier life for our employees, customers and the whole world.”

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2021 WINNERS

Dirk Propfe

President & CEO

ET Group

“It’s not just one breakthrough and you’re done. This model is a commitment to an ongoing journey because we are constantly evolving our structure, our practices change, we try new things, get rid of things that no longer serve us. It is an evolution and a commitment, and it is hard because sometimes it feels messy and uncomfortable. There is no absolute clarity yet there is coherence. There is no explicit roadmap that defines, “yes, this is the way for you” so you are trying new things every day and continuously validating what is working and what is not."

Read more →

Asheesh Advani

President & CEO

JA Worldwide

“We were selected as one of the Top 10 NGOs in the world in annual rankings of the Top 200 NGOs in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The "Raising Aspirations" plan, and Fixed-Flexible-Freestyle model of staff engagement and execution has helped us act as a more cohesive global network with a collective voice and empowered teams, which has helped us attract this recognition.”

Read more →

Rasha El Gamal

Vice President of HR & Culture

Mountain View

“Applying happiness as a business model has allowed Mountain View to increase retention by 50%, decrease absenteeism by 40% and earned them the top employer award! “Purpose pulls you where you want to go, and we had a purpose of creating a happier life for our employees, customers and the whole world.”

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Empowering ideas that can changethe organizational world

We are looking for people who are breaking the 4 minute mile in business and organizational design. Submit your application for The Tony Hsieh Award and gain access to upcoming opportunities.

Empowering ideas that can changethe organizational world

We are looking for people who are breaking the 4 minute mile in business and organizational design. Submit your application for The Tony Hsieh Award and gain access to upcoming opportunities.