Employee involvement is the missing piece of the productivity puzzle

New report includes University of Leicester research on the ‘human factor’ in management

Issued by the Involvement and Participation Association on 1 February 2016

A new report released by the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) argues that effective employee involvement at work is essential to boosting productivity in the UK.

With contributions from leading experts including Professor Stephen Wood of the University of Leicester, Sir Brendan Barber of Acas, Peter Cheese of CIPD, the TUC, the EEF, employers and academics, the publication shows that employee involvement could represent the missing piece in the productivity puzzle.

Productivity is a measure of the economic output per unit input. Productivity growth has stalled since 2007 when the economy was rocked by the financial crisis and the subsequent recession. Whilst a slow-down in productivity is common during a recession, the duration of the stall is unprecedented. Despite the return to growth and the strong recovery in employment, productivity in the UK is barely higher than it was seven years ago, and there is a growing gap with other advanced economies. The average worker in France and Germany now produces more in four days than the average UK worker does in five days.

Read the full article on the University of Leicester website here.

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