Work organisation and innovation in Ireland

Cox A |   | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) | Jun 2013

Innovations in work organisation have the potential to optimise production processes in companies and improve employees’ overall experience of work.

This report explores the links between innovations in work organisation – under the broader label of high performance work practices (HPWPs) – and the potential benefits for both employees and organisations. It draws on empirical evidence from three case studies carried out in the Republic of Ireland, where workplace innovations have resulted in positive outcomes and where social partners played a significant role in their design and development.