One way of strengthening both would be to increase worker participation
at all stages of developing and maintaining H&S systems.
If provision exists for worker participation
in that country, then it will apply to the new company.
The account also makes vividly clear the disjuncture, noted by Marshall in the introduction to this book, between the development need for fuller worker participation
and involvement in productivity and quality improvements on the one hand, and distrust-breeding managerial behavior, including use of of violence against union activists, on the other.
Eastern's brief experience with worker participation
is of urgent relevance to the American economy.
In reviewing the burgeoning literature on quality of worklife (QWL) issues and activities, one is hard-pressed to locate many publications that critically examine what some have come to see as "the new industrial relations" and that trace otu the broader implications of prevailing practices with regard to worker participation
. Much of what has been written to date is disappointingly simplistic and all too reminiscent of the sophistry that marked the human relations era of a few decades ago.
Referring to worker participation
in workplace health safety, the consultation document says international research shows worker participation
and engagement is important and most effective when workers are supported in their roles with training and legislation.
Regarding worker participation
, the Competitiveness Council decided that any existing national rules should apply to the company created through the merger.
Several of the essays then survey large bodies of evidence, as well as present some new evidence of their own, concerning the effects on productivity (or, in some cases, profits) of profit-sharing, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and institutions of worker participation
The key words are "participative management." There is growing belief that worker participation
in organization decisionmaking can help create healthy, productive work environments with trust and mutual respect.