Work organisation and employee involvement in Europe

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11 June 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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    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13301
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    L-organizzazzjoni tax-xogħol u l-involviment tal-impjegati fl-Ewropa

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Dan ir-rapport jesplora l-opportunitajiet tal-impjegati li jipparteċipaw fit-teħid tad-deċiżjonijiet fuq il-postijiet tax-xogħol fl-Ewropa, jew fil-kuntest tal-impjieg tagħhom jew fir-rigward ta’ kwistjonijiet usa’ ta’ organizzazzjoni li jaffettwawlhom xogħolhom. L-involviment tal-impjegati huwa komponent ewlieni tal-organizzazzjoni tax-xogħol, u r-rapport ikopri żewġ dimensjonijiet: id-diskrezzjoni tal-kompiti ¬– l-influwenza li l-impjegati jistgħu jeżerċitaw fuq il-kompiti immedjati tax-xogħol tagħhom – u l-partiċipazzjoni fl-organizzazzjoni – l-influwenza li l-impjegati għandhom fuq l-organizzazzjoni tax-xogħol. Waqt li l-opportunitajiet ta’ parteċipazzjoni fit-teħid tad-deċiżjonijiet huma pjuttost limitati għall-impjegati fl-UE27, is-sejbiet jindikaw il-benefiċċji ċari, partikolarment f’termini tal-motivazzjoni tal-impjegati u l-benessri psikoloġiku tagħhom, li huma elementi kritiċi fit-trawwim ta’ titjib fil-prestazzjoni tax-xogħol u fil-produttività tal-kumpanija.



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Part of the series

  • 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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