Implementing workplace innovation across Europe: Why, how and what?

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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.

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Oeij, P., Dhondt, S., Žiauberytė-Jakštienė, R., Corral, A. & Preenen, P., (2017) “Implementing workplace innovation across Europe: Why, how and what?”, EWOP in Practice 9(1), 46–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/ewopinpractice.87103

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Peter Oeij (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research)
Steven Dhondt (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research)
Rita Žiauberytė-Jakštienė (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research)
Antonio Corral (IKEI Research & Consultancy)
Paul Preenen (Dutch Tax and Custom Administration)

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