Kick Out Your Boss

Dokus
Independent
| 89
English (United States)
| German

A timely film by Austrian doc director Elisabeth Scharang that explores alternative forms of workplace organization. “Warning: this film may change your life!” (Kleine Zeitung) 197 million unemployed people and the widespread phenomenon of physical or mental collapse known as burnout are arguments enough to find alternatives to economic systems whose only goal is the single-minded pursuit of profit maximization. This documentary gets right into the middle of the current discussions and demonstrates with the help of three examples in Brazil, Serbia and Austria how such systems can work in different ways: workers participation, profit sharing, abolition of hierarchy – they all work without employees having to fear the loss of their livelihood or wage cuts. This film is part of the crossmedia platform kickoutyourboss.com, developed by Scharang and the world sales agency filmdelights, where users can share work stories, experiences and visions.