Implementing workplace innovation across Europe: Why, how and what?
This article discusses the implementation of workplace innovation (WPI) in European companies. Based on a 51-case study research in 10 EU Member States this article addresses four questions: 1] Why do companies apply workplace innovation; 2] What are different motives for management, employees and employee representatives to implement WPI; 3] What are important leverage factors for the implementation of WPI; and 4] What is known about the (expected) effects according to management, employees and employee representatives? Results show that successful WPI is an interplay of management-driven business goals and employee-driven quality of work goals. Companies differ in their implementing strategies but constructive cooperation between management and employees is a key success factor for successful WPI.
ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences
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Work and Employment
European Company Survey
SP - Sustainable Productivity and Employability
European Work and Organizational Psychology in Practice, 1 (1), 46-60