Many countries already require co-determination in large companies (such as worker’s council and worker representation on the board of directors). ECG calls for expanding co-determination for three reasons:
- Human dignity requires all people who are involved in or are directly affected by a project to be involved in the decision-making process.
- Empirical research shows that worker participation leads to better results, more identification with the company, more motivation and more productivity.
- Co-determination eliminates the concentration of power within companies.
The ECG suggests that democratic structures are supported in small companies and should be legally required in large corporations.