Managing Director Jan Jacobsen is often complimented on the staff and not without reason. Deutsche Werkstätten have for years now nurtured the principals of personal responsibility. The company is keen to further an open working environment in which employees are encouraged to exchange ideas, and feel free to express an opinion or even criticize. Project work is organized in teams and nobody is expected to solve a task single handedly. In fact, only real team-players thrive in this environment. It is an ‘open office’ in more ways than one. The management is readily available with an open-door policy. As Jan Jacobsen explains, it is easy for colleagues to approach him directly and ask for input, or support when needed.
“Without being able to pool the collective know-how and skills available within the organization, it would not be possible to achieve the extremely complex tasks put before us. And when a project is finished, not just the client is thrilled with the new interior, the project team also enjoy a sense of accomplishment over a job well done! You can hear them refer to ‘…our library, our yacht, our chalet ..’ We can be sure that the team has put everything they have into the project: outstanding skills, passion and commitment.”