Silke Luinstra brings to light her findings about innovative organizational principles and processes through her project - AUGENHÖHE (meaning colleagues working on the same level, respecting each other and minimising hierarchical levels). She lists out some assumptions on which the ‘pay for performance’ model of wages is based, and argues that these models seldom motivate the employees. Rather, such models hinder their creativity and commitment.
Silke Luinstra has concerned herself with what we call “New Work” for over five years and has given talks about this topic. She is a consultant for organizational and culture changes in companies and the co-founder of AUGENHÖHE (meaning colleagues working on the same level, respecting each other and minimising hierarchical levels), a filming and network project about innovative organizational principles at the workplace. AUGENHÖHE has grown into a social movement, providing inspiration, courage and support to people wanting to change their organizations into more successful and livable places.
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