Four works agreements signed by the Group Board of Management and Group Works Council set out the "Volkswagen Way" and lay the foundation for the future corporate development of the Volkswagen brand. In essence these agreements aim to raise productivity while simultaneously securing jobs and ensuring profit sharing as well as introducing common standards for team work. With the help of the workforce, there is to be continuous improvement in work and process organisation in all areas of the company. Employees will enjoy direct benefits from the ensuing progress in productivity in the form of a performance-related bonus representing 10% of operating profits. Moreover, the plants themselves will largely benefit from the improvements in efficiency, as the resources thus generated will be invested in improving the working environment or in modernisation and competence-building measures.