productivity, profitability, self-rating

Comparing subjective and objective data on workplace performance (WIAS Technical Paper No 2 )

Understanding what determines workplace performance is important for a variety of reasons. In the first place, it can inform the debate about the UK's low productivity growth. It is also enables researchers to determine the efficacy of different organisational practices, policies and payment systems. In this paper we examine not the determinants of performance but how it is measured. Specifically, we assess the alternative measures of productivity and profitability that are available in the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS).

Innovations in WERS 2004: The Collection of Objective Data on Workplace Performance (WIAS Technical Paper No. 1)

The desire to better identify the micro-foundations of improved productivity has increased demand for data that can illuminate the link between management practices and business performance. Data on the performance of individual businesses have historically been collected by national statistical agencies or published in company accounts, but these sources typically contain little ancillary information about working practices.