Working in the most beautiful regions of Germany
The network has been growing for years. New locations are added every year. The DGFG generally concludes fixed-term employment contracts for two years when new employees are hired. Most of these contracts are extended for an indefinite period of time when they expire. It happens that an employee starts at a location in the network, but is given the option early on to be transferred if there is a need in the region he or she prefers. Since the DGFG is active almost throughout Germany, the position may be retained at another location in the event of family and geographical changes. This is also reflected in the high “birth rate” in the DGFG. In recent years, numerous employees have had children. Due to the good mobile equipment and the flexible working hours, work and family are well compatible.
The coordinators usually work together in regional teams, sometimes alone. The teams have a strong collegial character. The hierarchies in the DGFG are flat. This requires initiative and responsibility, but also thoughtful communication and trust. These competencies form the pillars of the DGFG’s tissue network. There is no room for solitary and uncooperative behaviour and working methods.
We’re still talking… for everything else there is the EDB
The DGFG supports the use of mobile and web-based technologies. In addition to the operational databases as daily “work tools” for the coordinators, the DGFG also has a social intranet for sector- and group-specific communication.
The databases are process controlled. They structure many processes in the daily routine according to the legal requirements of the tissue law. This provides all employees with an overview of the current status of their work at all times.
However, despite all the possibilities of electronic communication, we still talk to each other – from person to person! There are regular meetings:
- Regional meeting (coordinators of the region, medical staff, regional director)
- Quarterly meeting (regional directors, administration, management)
- Employee interview (annually with the management)
- Christmas party with all employees