Third European Company Survey – Workplace innovation in European companies

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Updated
6 October 2015
Published
9 September 2015
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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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  • Relatório

    Número de páginas: 
    74
    N.º de referência: 
    EF1540
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1393-1
    N.º do catálogo: 
    TJ-01-15-486-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/64717
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    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

    N.º de referência: 
    EF15401
    Catalogue info

    Inovação no local de trabalho nas empresas europeias

    Autor(es): 
    Eurofound

    A Inovação no Local de Trabalho (ILT) refere-se a práticas que permitem aos trabalhadores participar na mudança organizacional, de modo a melhorar a qualidade da sua vida no trabalho e o desempenho organizacional. O presente relatório analisa os motivos que subjazem à adoção da ILT e descreve a sua implementação nas empresas europeias. Analisa os impactos da ILT do ponto de vista dos diferentes atores - organização, gestão, trabalhadores e representantes dos trabalhadores - em 51 empresas de 10 Estados-Membros da UE. A análise revela que, embora se registe uma variação significativa nos tipos de práticas de ILT nas empresas, o processo subjacente à sua aplicação e a forma como o fazem revelam semelhanças consideráveis. Embora as razões para a introdução de ILT se prendam sobretudo com a melhoria da eficiência, da competitividade e da inovação, uma das suas consequências positivas parece ser o reforço da posição dos trabalhadores e respetivos representantes. Consequentemente, os resultados em matéria de ILT conduzem com frequência a um reforço do desempenho económico e a uma melhoria da qualidade de vida no trabalho para todas as partes.

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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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