Workplace Innovation is described by the European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN) as the participatory and inclusive nature of innovations that embed workplace practices grounded in continued reflection, learning and improvements, in the way in which organisations manage their employees, organise work and deploy technologies. It builds bridges between the strategic knowledge of the leadership, the professional and tacit knowledge of frontline employees, and the design knowledge of experts.
Workplace Innovation seeks to engage all stakeholders in dialogue in which the force of the better argument prevails. Workplace Innovation manifests itself in empowering job design, self-organised team working, continuous improvement groups, high involvement practices and representative partnership structures whose concerns transcend traditional industrial relations, and the encouragement of entrepreneurial behaviour at all levels of the organisation.
Workplace Innovation is inherently social because it derives from interaction between different stakeholders both within and outside the organisation. It is directed at the simultaneous improvement of organisational performance and quality of working life.
The European Journal of Workplace Innovation is published by the Department of Working Life and Innovation at the University of Agder, Norway, within their set of online journals. The plan is to publish two issues a year. The first issue appeared in February 2015. The journal welcomes articles that collect short cases from as many countries as possible. EJWI will also be encouraging reviews of alternative perspectives on Innovation, including the recognition that Workplace Innovation incorporates diverse perspectives and debates.
Editor in Chief: Richard Ennals, University of Agder, Norway email@example.com
Managing Editor: Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen, University of Agder, Norway
Co-Editor: Oyvind Pålshaugen, Work Research Institute, Norway
ISSN Number: 2387-4570
Vol 2, No 1 (2016): European Journal of Workplace Innovation
Table of Contents
|Editorial: The Workplace Innovation Debate Expands|
|Why Industry 4.0 needs Workplace Innovation: a critical look at the German debate on advanced manufacturing|
|Ralf Kopp, Jürgen Howaldt, Jürgen Schultze|
|Dealing with economic and demographic challenges: Workplace innovation practices as a timely and effective response to older workers' needs|
|Dimitra Gkiontsi, Maria Karanika-Murray|
|Innovation Management in Swedish Municipalities|
|Thomas Wihlman, Magnus Hoppe, Ulla Wihlman, Hélène Sandmark|
|High-performance Work Practices in Europe: Challenges of Diffusion|
|Peter Totterdill, Oliver Exton, Rosemary Exton, Michael Gold|
|Ludwig Wittgenstein and his Followers|
|EWJI Vol. 2 No. 1 June 2016|