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.
How to Cite
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