Informations and abstract
Keywords: quality of work, performance, work organisation, direct participation.
By using the IV Survey on Quality of Work in Italy by the National Institute for Public Policy Analysis (INAPP), the paper empirically explores the link between, on the one hand, the adoption of specific practices of development and involvement of workers, and, on the other, some performance indicators of companies, including the propensity to innovation. The results obtained – supported by the literature that considers the direct participation of workers as an element of the increase in the quality of work – suggest investing in policy interventions aimed at encouraging the adoption of participatory models in companies. The adoption of models that involve workers could improve both the well-being of individuals in the workplace, and firm performance.