Improving Productivity: The Case for Employee Voice and Inclusive Workplace Practices

5 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2018

See all articles by Andreas Kornelakis

Andreas Kornelakis

King's College London

Michail Veliziotis

University of the West of England (UWE)

Horen Voskeritsian

University of the West of England (UWE) - Bristol Business School

Date Written: February 15, 2018

Abstract

This policy brief examines the effectiveness of policies which aim to dismiss labour market institutions, in the name of competitiveness, across the European Union (EU). It also assesses the evidence which supports a positive relationship between deregulation and decentralization and productivity.

The new publication also explores the negative consequences of deregulation, especially regarding the redistribution of power among the social actors, quality of work, and wage and income inequality, which cast doubt on the desirability of these policies as tools for the achievement of smart, inclusive and sustainable growth with ‘more and better jobs’ in the labour market. The policy implications, which suggest that if companies want to improve their productivity, then they should focus amongst other things on upgrading the human capital of their employees, reshaping job design towards more teamwork-oriented work organisation, and incentivise employees through group-based performance-related pay systems, is also examined within this new policy brief.

Keywords: workers participation; productivity; trade union; workplace; EU countries

Suggested Citation

Kornelakis, Andreas and Veliziotis, Michail and Voskeritsian, Horen, Improving Productivity: The Case for Employee Voice and Inclusive Workplace Practices (February 15, 2018). ETUI Research Paper - Policy Brief 1/2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3140262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3140262

Andreas Kornelakis (Contact Author)

King's College London ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Michail Veliziotis

University of the West of England (UWE) ( email )

Blackberry Hill Bristol
Bristol, Avon BS16 1QY
United Kingdom

Horen Voskeritsian

University of the West of England (UWE) - Bristol Business School ( email )

Frenchay Campus
Bristol, BS16 1QY
United Kingdom

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