Despite the many unfilled vacancies in works councils, modern society still has a big demand for codetermination. The works council can respond to this need with a more flexible organisational structure. This type of works council would not be based on the available works council members, but on the available works council time.
It is becoming increasingly more difficult for works councils to find people who want to become part of a codetermination body. That is a worrying development. Codetermination provides a significant contribution to the quality of the strategic decision-making process within businesses.