Work organisation and employee involvement in Europe

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Published
11 June 2013
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Abstract

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.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    84
    Reference No: 
    EF1330
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1115-9
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-13-008-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/18346
    Catalogue info

    Work organisation and employee involvement in Europe

    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.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF1330
    Catalogue info

    Work organisation and employee involvement in Europe - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    This report explores the opportunities for 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, and the report covers two dimensions: task discretion – the influence that employees can exercise over their immediate work tasks – and organisational participation – the influence that employees have over work organisation. While opportunities for employees in the EU27 to participate in decision-making are quite limited, the findings point to the clear benefits, particularly in terms of employee motivation and psychological well-being, critical elements in fostering enhanced work performance and company productivity. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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