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ABSTRACT. I follow relevant literature (Foley and Polanyi, 2006; Levin, 2006; Lansbury, 2009; Estlund, 2014; Yeoman, 2014; and Budd et al., 2018) to clarify that workplace democracy may arise via separate membership of trade unions which may negotiate jointly with management and express their members’ concerns in diverse manners. Workplace democracy may be carried out via membership of other representative entities that may be influential in matters which are particular to the workplace or company, and may develop into direct participation in the regulation of labor. Workplace democracy operates when workers have some substantial ascendancy over organizational objective-setting and strategic planning, and may therefore establish that their own aims, and not only those of the entity, can be satisfied. Involvement does not carry out the demands for workplace democracy, as it functions whenever workers are enabled to shape organizational decisions, even only by indicating manners of putting into action already-made decisions.

Keywords: workplace democracy; governance; organization; decision-making; participation

How to cite: Popescu Ljungholm, Doina (2017). “Democratic Forms of Workplace Governance,” Analysis and Metaphysics 16: 110–116.

Received 17 March 2017 • Received in revised form 18 July 2017
Accepted 22 July 2017 • Available online 14 August 2017

doi:10.22381/AM1620176

DOINA POPESCU LJUNGHOLM
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