Print Email Facebook Twitter Effect of workplace innovation on organisational performance and sickness absence Title Effect of workplace innovation on organisational performance and sickness absence Author Oeij, P.R.A. Vaas, F. Publication year 2016 Abstract Workplace innovation is an organisational capability, defined as a strategic renewal in organising and organisational behaviour. This capability may consist of four resources: strategic orientation, product-market improvement, flexible work and organising smarter. Workplace innovation is theoretically rooted in the resource-based view of the firm. Analysis of the NEWS 2008 survey shows that Dutch organisations are 'rather' active with workplace innovation, with profit organisations being more active than non-profit organisations. Social innovative organisations are mostly active with product-market improvement, while least with flexible work. Organisations being more active with workplace innovation more often report an improved organisational performance. Conversely, workplace innovation has no significant effect on sickness absence rates. The first conclusion is that the theoretical construct of workplace innovation is an appropriate measure for monitoring among organisations. The second conclusion is that the effect of workplace innovation on organisational performance is strongest if organisations are active on more than one resource simultaneously. Interventions in flexible work and organising smarter are assumed to be most promising, since these resources may realise a relatively substantial gain in the effect of organisational performance. Subject LifeSP - Sustainable Productivity and EmployabilityELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingWorkplace innovationSocial innovationResource-based viewRBVDynamic capabilitiesHigh performance work systemsHPWSOrganisational performanceSickness absence. To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:a0ee4208-8aa5-4fc3-b99a-d74f073a5384 DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/wremsd.2016.073430 TNO identifier 530027 Source World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 12 (1), 101-129 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.