This Evidence Report is a key output from the Skills Utilisation project led by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. This project has looked at how High-Performance Working (HPW) can help to ensure skills are better used in UK workplaces. In the report HPW is defined as a general approach to managing organisations that aims to stimulate more effective employee involvement and commitment to achieve high levels of performance. This report describes the experiences of 11 organisations that have made the transition to HPW. Their experiences show what can be done and how it can be achieved. We hope that this report can stimulate discussions and the sharing good practice from one business to another.