• Germany
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Everybody has an opinion or a story to tell about Bosses. And most of the time our impressions are not that positive: In a survey conducted by the Munich based Geva Institute it has been reported that in Germany about 88 percent of the workers have problems with their superiors. One in five confessed even to hate their bosses literally. As a result, almost 70 percent of employees work to rule, 18 percent have resigned internally and only 12 percent are really motivated. Why is that so? What went wrong? And what are the abilities a boss or manager of a global company has to have or seems not to have anymore?

Is this a result of the neoliberal teaching of free markets with endless growth opportunities and welfare, but only if you are strong enough, good enough, eager enough and intelligent enough?

The decision for or against investment depends stronger than previously assumed by the ego of the CEOs. The personality structure of Chefs has also a significant impact on how a company uses innovations.

In the documentary “EGOnomics” we want to find out more about these two perspectives and want to get a differentiate picture of the current situation in the companies. We will talk to different scientists and psychologists as well as to CEOs and experienced managers, like Paul Bulcke from Nestlé.



  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Katja Duregger
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Klaus Sturm
  • Editing
    Michael Wende
  • Sound
    Lenin De Losreyes, Manuel Ernst
  • Duration
    53 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • DOK Leipzig 2016


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