Employee participation The Executive Board and the Central Works Council (COR) had an intensive dialogue in 2016 in which they worked together on major issues. One important task was to restore confidence within NS and improve operational performance. The COR has been important consultative partner in the strategic decision. The employee participation body formulated this in a vision document entitled ‘Vanuit onze kracht’ (‘Based on our strength’). It sets out the choices made by the employee participation body with regard to the future of NS. Following on from this, the COR gave its advice on a number of these strategic choices, including increasing the size of the Executive Board from three to five members and the new setup for direct reporting lines to the Executive Board. The NS strategy will be implemented further in the period ahead. The NS employee participation body will have an important role here too.