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Support for cooperation at the local level

Today, there is an increasingly focus on the individual worker’s role in operational performance and improvement within an organisation. Dialogue with the nearest manager is extremely important because decisions shall be taken at “the right level, on the right matters”.

The social partners’ more formal role and the daily manager-staff dialogue at the workplace are complementary. The purpose of this working area is to develop and stimulate local cooperation in line with the intentions of the national agreement, Cooperation for the Future, concluded in May 2016. Target groups are local social partners representatives at the central government agencies.

The mission includes:

  • Supporting local social partners in their efforts to develop cooperation.
    • By seminars adapted to local needs.
    • By developing a web-based tool to replace the one in place now, called Effective Cooperation.
  • Making visible how important cooperation is for good leadership.
  • Clarifying the importance of staff engagement, responsibility and contribution to the improvement of agencies’ operations.
  • Discussing how well-functioning cooperation may affect the roles of social partners.
    • By illustrating how dialogue between staff and managers affects the role of local unions and employer representatives.
    • By showing how local social partners can create trust that contributes to the desired operational improvement.
  • Marketing how cooperation can work as a method to reach operational goals.
  • Evaluating the output of the working area.
    Special attention shall be taken to employees’ special and central role in terms of joint cooperation.

Time limit for the current mission is 31 December 2018.

Published: 2017-02-08

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