Businesses and organisations are being confronted with rapid, highly unpredictable developments in their “environment”, especially in the market. They react to these developments with radical changes in strategy, structure, and culture. The keywords are decisiveness, flexibility, market-orientation, openness, trust, and internal contract relationships.
Codetermination has to change along with these changes in business and organisations in order to prevent conflicts and paradoxical situations. Codetermination should evolve from a responsive way of working to an interactive one.
Each business or organisation has to decide the road it is going to take to identify and implement the form of codetermination that fits best.