One of the key factors shaping the work structure at WALA was the social maxim formulated by Rudolf Steiner in 1905:
“The welfare of a group of people working together is all the greater when each person does not keep the fruits of his achievements for himself, i.e. when each person shares the fruits of his achievements with his colleagues, and when his own needs are not satisfied by his own achievements but by those of others.”
At this morning’s staff meeting, the Managing Director will once again address the current business situation and the Technical Manager will report on the new building that has been planned. Before the meeting, the lady from Production quickly drinks another free Transfair coffee in the company cafeteria. Because she is responsible for drawing up and monitoring the budget for her area, she observes the WALA business presentation with particular interest. If the year’s financial result is a good one, she can also expect to share in the profits. After taking maternity leave, she was able to return to her old position, working part-time to begin with. She travels home by bus with the monthly ticket paid for by WALA and her son’s school fees are subsidised by the company too.