Goetz Werner, founder and long-time leader of retail chain DM, was awarded the global humanistic management award on July 18, 2014, in Tuebingen. In this event hosted by the World Ethic Institute, Goetz Werner was praised for his dialogue-based leadership he introduced and evolved over time at DM, while others in his industry (and beyond) continued on traditional command-and-control structures. Goetz Werner also had a chance to discuss his thoughts on unconditional income for all, evidencing that his ideas for DM were not just a one-time incident, but more as an example of an ongoing quest to improve management and society.