Third European Company Survey – Workplace innovation in European companies

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Updated
06 October 2015
Published
09 September 2015
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Abstract

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. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

  • 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

    Inovação no local de trabalho nas empresas europeias

    Authors: 
    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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