High performance working in the employer skills surveys
‘High Performance Working is a general approach to managing organisations that aims to stimulate more effective employee involvement and commitment to achieve high levels of performance’ (Belt and Giles 2009: ii). It is important because raising the supply of skills does not automatically result in the raising of workplace productivity. These skills need to be used and applied effectively in the workplace. High Performance Working (HPW) practices apply across a range of areas, including approaches to work organisation, employment relations, management and leadership, and organisational development.