Work organisation and innovation

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Updated
25 June 2013
Published
25 June 2013
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Abstract

Innovations in work organisation have the potential to optimise production processes in companies and improve employees’ overall experience of work. This report explores the links between innovations in work organisation – under the broader label of high performance work practices (HPWPs) – and the potential benefits for both employees and organisations. It draws on empirical evidence from case studies carried out in 13 Member States (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, UK) of the European Union where workplace innovations have resulted in positive outcomes. An executive summary and annexes are available - see Related content.

A report on Work organisation and innovation in Ireland, based on 3 additional company cases, was published in 2013.

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    Number of Pages: 
    86
    Reference No: 
    ef1272
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    Work organisation and innovation

    Innovations in work organisation have the potential to optimise production processes in companies and improve employees’ overall experience of work. This report explores the links between innovations in work organisation – under the broader label of high performance work practices (HPWPs) – and the potential benefits for both employees and organisations. It draws on empirical evidence from case studies carried out in 13 Member States (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, UK) of the European Union where workplace innovations have resulted in positive outcomes.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef12721
    Catalogue info

    Organização do trabalho e inovação - Resumo executivo

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    As inovações na organização do trabalho têm potencial para otimizar os processos de produção nas empresas e melhorar a experiência laboral global dos trabalhadores. Este relatório explora as ligações entre as inovações na organização do trabalho – práticas de trabalho de elevado desempenho (PTED) – e os seus benefícios tanto para os trabalhadores como para as organizações. O relatório baseia-se numa análise de estudos de caso realizados em 13 Estados-Membros da União Europeia onde as inovações no local de trabalho produziram resultados positivos. As PTED baseadas num modelo de gestão racionalizada, no trabalho em equipa, em sistemas laborais flexíveis, na reorganização dos locais de trabalho e no envolvimento dos trabalhadores surgiam com maior frequência associadas ao aumento da produtividade das empresas, à melhoria da qualidade dos serviços e à redução dos custos operacionais.



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