Kadir Köymen, the founder of Edelkrone, is a cinema lover, constantly making short films, in addition to his mechanical engineering and business education at the University of Nottingham.
They continue to run the part of the company that is relevant to today in another center, and they carry out the part about their future in their R&D center, which they call Tomorrow Office.
No one working in this company has their own desk, they do not have a specific job description and they are constantly changing their places because they work on a project basis.
There are different rooms designed for use, for example the study room, which is made to focus and where the door is closed with shutters, where no one will disturb you. Especially the blinds are chosen so that they open and close slowly, and when you enter, continue to work for long hours without entering or leaving. There are no working hours here and there is a very different management approach.
As Edelkrone company, even if it is commercially logical to offer their product for sale, they do not put them up for sale unless they bring something new to the market.
Edelkrone employs 60 people, who decide for themselves their salaries, holidays, working hours, hiring decisions, approval of projects.
They have developed a software that has been studied very carefully. For the software, authorization plans are determined first. All employees in the company distribute their 100 points of authorization points to other employees. No one knows the authorization points given, they are only stored in the software. Then, when a decision is made, voting is done and the software evaluates everyone’s game according to the ratio of the points.
In other words, every employee in the company, even the most unqualified, has a say in the management. When a new person is hired for the company, his salary is deducted from everyone’s salary, paid from the common pool, and employees make the hiring decisions. Ideas and projects are evaluated and challenged twice a week. The continuation or rejection of the project is again determined by voting.
It is one of Edelkrone’s most patented companies in Turkey, Mr. Kadir says they will no longer receive patents. When we ask why, he says that it is more important to gain the appreciation of the public, and that even if someone imitates their products, the public will favor them and prefer their product.
- 2020 – Videomaker | Best Motion Control System of NAB Week 2020
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- 2018 – BCPVA.com’s VIA | Video Innovation Award
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- 2016 – Videomaker | Best Support Award
- 2014 – Red Dot | Design Award
- 2014 – BCPVA.com’s VIA | Video Innovation Award
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- 2012 – DV | Black Diamond Award
- 2011 – DV | Black Diamond Award