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Productivity in Britain: The workers' perspective. First findings from the Skills and Employment Survey 2017

Felstead, Alan, Gallie, D., Green, F. and Henseke, G. 2018. Productivity in Britain: The workers' perspective. First findings from the Skills and Employment Survey 2017. London: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, UCL Institute of Education. Available at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/00...

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Abstract

Almost a decade after the financial crisis began, productivity growth has failed to recover to its pre-recession level. This report examines productivity growth from the workers’ perspective.  Almost a fifth (18%) of employees identified changes which, if implemented, would make them a great deal more productive and one in eight (13%) made suggestions which contributed a great deal to making work more efficient. Even more (71%) claimed to have taken the initiative to make such improvements on more than one occasion.  Channels to greater productivity are at their most effective when employees have: more autonomy to decide how to do their jobs; more supportive line management; more meaningful appraisals; and their views and those of their colleagues are heard.  However, since 2006 these productivity drivers have become less prevalent, precisely at a time when productivity growth has been sluggish and the economy would have benefited from them most.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, UCL Institute of Education
Funders: ESRC, Department for Education, Cardiff University and Welsh Government
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 July 2018
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 11:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/113354

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