In a [[Modern Business]], an Idea Meritocracy is an idealism in which the best idea always wins, regardless of where the idea originated in an organizational hierarchy. Ray Dalio is a well known proponent of idea meritocracies in business. The idea meritocracy is not intended to break down or alter organizational hierarchy, but develop decision makers to unbiasedly extract and thoughtfully consider all relevant perspectives. ^ideameritocracydefinition