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Why everyone does better when employees have a say in the workplace

Lazonick, William and Huzzard, Tony (2014) Why everyone does better when employees have a say in the workplace. LSE American Politics and Policy (10 May 2014). Website.

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In February, workers in a Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted against union representation, something that William Lazonick and Tony Huzzard say is unfortunate. They write that to compete on the world stage, a strong employee voice in the workplace matters. Using case-studies of automotive companies in Germany, Sweden and the U.S., they argue that compromises between the financial interests of shareholders and the productive interests of employees can lead to considerable success. High-performance workplaces, characterized by “high road” jobs in which productivity improvements and pay increases go hand in hand, are critical to sustained competitive advantage.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 14:58
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:18

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