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Panel 12: Workplace innovation in the second machine age

Tuesday 28 June, 14:00-15:30

Technological innovation should be complemented by social innovation, meaning innovation in work organisation, HRM and labour relations. The European Commission and IndustriAll call this ‘workplace innovation’; Nordic trade unions use ‘Employee Driven Innovation’. The idea is to improve organisational performance (innovation capability, productivity) and quality of working life (competence development, wellbeing at work) simultaneously. What does this mean in the context of robotisation and digitalisation? The panel will discuss how workplace innovation contributes to healthy and productive jobs in ‘the second machine age’.


Discussant: Pia Mulvad Reksten, LO Denmark - PRESENTATION

Moderator: Frank Pot, Radboud University Netherlands - PRESENTATION

Read the short summary of this panel debate.

For further reading:

Workplace innovation: European policy and theoretical foundation

LO Denmark: employee driven innovation

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