Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Partnership Working The evidence base. Partnership working What is partnership working? Principles of partnership working Benefits? Success factors? Challenges?

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Partnership Working The evidence base. Partnership working What is partnership working? Principles of partnership working Benefits? Success factors? Challenges?"— Presentation transcript:

1 Partnership Working The evidence base

2 Partnership working What is partnership working? Principles of partnership working Benefits? Success factors? Challenges? Developing partnerships? Questions for PCTs and Care Trusts

3 Importance of partnership working for PCTs and Care Trusts Improving Working Lives Recruitment and retention Shifting the balance of power Innovative organisations– a great opportunity to make a difference – huge changes planned Need to inform and shape improvements by those who understand the services i.e the users and the people who care

4 What is partnership at work? good relationships between unions, employers and employees based on common interests which improve the business performance of organisations and improve the quality of working life for employees. TUC Partnership Institute

5 Six Partnership principles joint commitment to success focus on quality of life recognition of legitimate roles commitment to job security transparency adding value TUC Partnership Institute

6 The Partnership Company IPA 1998 Guest and Peccei Characteristics high staff involvement in decision making Shared common commitment to goals Shared values Joint problem solving to industrial relations Low conflict levels Benefits Attitudes, behaviour and performance improved Ability to recruit and retain good staff Low levels of absenteeism

7 Research European Foundation – best results delivered by trade union involvement in policy and strategy + individual employee involvement (Sisson et al) Trade union presence = higher level of investment in training (Green and Machin) DE study - those employers that have negotiated training with unions have delivered better results (Winterton)

8 Research Williams, Michie,Pattani 1998 Improving the health of the NHS workforce Lower rates of stress in organisations with good communication, co-operation, training, high levels of control over and flexibility in their work Workplace Employee Relations Survey Unions deliver higher productivity OECD Employment Outlook – Partnership delivers more innovation

9 Research in private sector? Fewer redundancies in partnership workplaces Non-partnership workplaces – 36% used compulsory redundancies Partnership workplaces – redundancies generally voluntary Pay for average workers in partnership workplaces around £50 per week higher Average hours shorter in partnership workplaces

10 Benefits for staff Influence over their work and services to patients and users Involvement in decisions that affect them Feel valued Security Quality of working life and work life balance Development opportunities

11 Benefits for Unions Benefits for Unions adversarialism unlikely to deliver responds to members aspirations improves quality of working life gives unions strategic influence over business strengthens union presence in workplace

12 Benefits for organisations response to pressure/internal crisis/change sustained business/ service success motivated workforce recruitment and retention skills and flexibility improved industrial relations employer of choice

13 Success factors leadership – on all sides agreed statements of policies, objectives, process understanding of the case for change investment of time, effort and training monitoring and evaluation understanding of the pressures on both sides

14 Challenges low trust morale security initiative overload risk of being half hearted challenge to existing roles: - managers - full-time officials - shop stewards union relationships departure of key personalities

15 Developing Partnership Working - a cultural journey

16 PCTs and Care Trusts are partnership organisations How can our people be real partners? How can we demonstrate through our actions that we are partnership organisations? Are we really ready for partnership working?


Download ppt "Partnership Working The evidence base. Partnership working What is partnership working? Principles of partnership working Benefits? Success factors? Challenges?"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google