A 1998 German commission unanimously concluded that codetermination deepened trust between management and labor, improving information flow.

"By contrast, the Komission Mitbestimmung, tasked in 1998 with evaluating the worth of Germany’s co-determination system, concluded unanimously that co- determination promoted the “cooperative modernization” of Germany’s firms by deepening trust between management and labor and improving information flow (Silvia 2013)."