Good Work Commission
For the two years to July 2011 The Work Foundation provided the secretariat to the Good Work Commission, which, under the skilful chairmanship of Alan Parker, CEO of Brunswick, explored the relevance of the concept of good work to business, to employees and to wider society in the current climate of change. At its core, the Commission's intention was to help people and organisations understand how to provide more 'good work' at a time when working life has become more intense, more routine and less secure.
The commissioners concluded that there is a business case for employers to invest in good work because it can be demonstrated to improve productivity, employee retention and customer satisfaction. The challenge for UK businesses, they argued, is to create more good work to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding and more highly educated workforce.