Third European Company Survey – Workplace innovation in European companies

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Actualizado
6 Octubre 2015
Publicado
9 Septiembre 2015
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Workplace innovation (WPI) refers to practices that enable employees to participate in organisational change in such a way as to improve the quality of their working life and organisational performance. This report examines the motives behind the adoption of WPI and describes its implementation aRead more

Workplace innovation (WPI) refers to practices that enable employees to participate in organisational change in such a way as to improve the quality of their working life and organisational performance. This report examines the motives behind the adoption of WPI and describes its implementation across companies in Europe. It analyses the impacts of WPI from the perspective of the different players – organisation, management, employees and employee representatives – in 51 companies across 10 EU Member States. The analysis reveals that while there is significant variation in the types of WPI practices in companies, the process of why and how these practices are implemented shows considerable similarity. While the reasons for introducing WPI are mainly related to enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and innovation, one positive result seems to be to strengthen the position of employees and employee representatives. As a result, WPI outcomes often lead to both enhanced economic performance and a better quality of working life for all concerned. 

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    74
    Reference No: 
    EF1540
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1393-1
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-15-486-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/64717
    Catalogue info

    Third European Company Survey – Workplace innovation in European companies

    Workplace innovation (WPI) refers to practices that enable employees to participate in organisational change in such a way as to improve the quality of their working life and organisational performance. This report examines the motives behind the adoption of WPI and describes its implementation across companies in Europe. It analyses the impacts of WPI from the perspective of the different players – organisation, management, employees and employee representatives – in 51 companies across 10 EU Member States.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF15401
    Catalogue info

    La innovación en el lugar de trabajo en las empresas europeas

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    La innovación en el lugar de trabajo (WPI) se refiere a prácticas que permiten a los empleados participar en el cambio organizativo de manera que mejore la calidad de su vida laboral y el rendimiento organizativo. El presente informe examina los motivos para la adopción de la innovación en el lugar de trabajo (WPI) y describe cómo lo aplican las empresas europeas. Estudia los efectos de la innovación en el lugar de trabajo desde la perspectiva de diferentes agentes: organización, dirección, empleados y representantes de los empleados en 51 empresas de 10 Estados miembros de la UE. El análisis revela que, si bien se detecta una variación importante en los tipos de prácticas de innovación adoptadas por las empresas, los procesos el por qué y el cómo de la implantación de estas prácticas se asemejan considerablemente. Si bien las razones para introducir la innovación en el lugar de trabajo (WPI) guardan principalmente relación con la mejora de la eficiencia, la competitividad y la innovación, aparece como resultado positivo el hecho de que se potencia la posición de los empleados y los representantes de empleados. En consecuencia, la innovación en el lugar de trabajo suele traducirse en una mejora del rendimiento y una mayor calidad de vida para todas las partes implicadas.

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Part of the series

  • European Company Survey 2013

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2013, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance.

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