Work organisation and employee involvement in Europe

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11 juni 2013
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This report explores the opportunities open to employees in workplaces across Europe to participate in decision-making, either in the context of their job or in relation to wider organisational issues affecting their work. Employee involvement is a key component of work organisation, relating to Read more

This report explores the opportunities open to employees in workplaces across Europe to participate in decision-making, either in the context of their job or in relation to wider organisational issues affecting their work. Employee involvement is a key component of work organisation, relating to other dimensions such as physical working conditions and work intensity. Two dimensions of employee involvement are covered: task discretion – or the influence that employees can exercise over their immediate work tasks – and organisational participation – or the influence that employees have over work organisation. While in the EU27 as a whole there are limited opportunities for employees to participate in decision-making, the findings point to the clear benefits for employees in working in organisations that give greater scope for their involvement. Crucially, employee involvement has been shown to have a positive effect on employee motivation and psychological wellbeing, critical elements in fostering enhanced work performance and company productivity.

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    Arbejdstilrettelæggelse og medarbejderdeltagelse i Europa

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    I denne rapport undersøges det, hvorvidt arbejdstagere på arbejdspladser i Europa har mulighed for at deltage i beslutningsprocesserne, enten i forbindelse med deres arbejde eller i forbindelse med mere overordnede organisatoriske spørgsmål, der påvirker deres arbejde. Medarbejderdeltagelse er et vigtigt element i arbejdstilrettelæggelsen, og rapporten dækker to dimensioner: opgavestyring – den indflydelse, som arbejdstagere har på deres umiddelbare arbejdsopgaver – og organisatorisk deltagelse – den indflydelse, som arbejdstagere har på arbejdstilrettelæggelsen. Selv om arbejdstagerne i EU27 har forholdsvis begrænsede muligheder for at deltage i beslutningsprocessen, peger resultaterne på klare fordele, især hvad angår medarbejdermotivation og psykisk trivsel, som er vigtige elementer i at forbedre arbejdsindsatsen og virksomhedernes produktivitet.



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  • European Working Conditions Survey 2010

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2010, the fifth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

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