Print Email Facebook Twitter Developing Workplace Innovation policies in the European Union Title Developing Workplace Innovation policies in the European Union Author Pot, F. Totterdill, P. Dhondt, S. Contributor McMurray, A.J. (editor) Muenjohn, N. (editor) Weerakoon, C. (editor) Publication year 2021 Abstract Workplace innovation, as it developed from the beginning of this century in Europe, is a member of the Sociotechnical Systems Design (STSD) family (Mohr & Van Amelsvoort, 2016), going back to the restructuring of Europe after the Second World War, starting more or less the same policies for productivity and industrial democracy in several Western European countries. Although consensus about the definition of workplace innovation is growing worldwide, and its policy profile is getting stronger, other different policy concepts are being used to describe and implement more or less the same approach (Kesselring, Blasy, & Scoppetta, 2014). Examples include ‘innovative workplaces’ (EESC, 2011; OECD, 2010), ‘sustainable work systems’ (e.g.Sweden, New Zealand), ‘high involvement workplaces’, ‘high road’, ‘employeedriven innovation’ (e.g. Norway, Denmark) and ‘relational coordination’ (USA, Hoffer Gittell, 2016). Although the terminology might differ, all these approaches place a premium on employee participation and a better utilisation of the already existing human talent within organisations, primarily by (re)designing the organisation of work and tasks to enable people to be more effective and creative. Moreover, the shared objective of these approaches is to simultaneously improve the quality of working life (competence development, stress reduction) and organisational performance (productivity, quality, innovative capacity). Hoofdstuk 3. Subject WorkplaceInnovationJobsOrganisations To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b089ce5e-0f60-4f74-9a07-2b211209c11c DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59916-4 TNO identifier 952914 Publisher Palgrave MacmillanPalgrave Macmillan, Cham ISBN 9783030599164 Source The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Innovation, 41-56 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.