"The way Linux IT was driven in the past was very much bottom-line focused," he said. "It was about how to create a profitable company and follow the market for the return on investment for shareholders. It was typical of an IT company in the early stages of development.
"But what's changed now is we have democratised it, spread the shareholding and for the time being, held back on applying labels to individuals [in the management team]."
Mitchell has recently completed an MBA qualification and said his dissertation focused on the idea of spiritual leadership - a concept which focuses on business ethics and employee wellbeing. He said the research has played a big role in the new-look Linux IT.
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