Workplace Social Dialogue
Structuring and Training Workplace Social Dialogue and ‘SHE’
It is often assumed that ‘social dialogue’ is a phenomenon restricted to the industrialised world where industrial history has given rise to a range of specific institutional relationships, a negotiation culture and a legal framework that supports them. The advantages of an internal dialogue process for dealing with issues of production and grievances in the factory as near as possible to the point at which they occur have proven sufficient to encourage far-sighted companies to extend this approach far wider.
Just Solutions as an institution has been engaged at the forefront of this effort for over a decade and has helped develop dialogue-based transformation in the global workplace with global brands, inter-governmental agencies and independent social organisations. As individuals we have a lifetime of experience in the practice of industrial relations at national, regional and international levels.
Our experience has shown us that the path to realising our potential – both as people and as organisations – lies through a wider transformation in business philosophy and practice. The dynamic organisation must constantly push existing boundaries, yet balance this against people’s natural desire for stability and familiarity.
The enabler for success in this environment is a climate of trust and confidence. Respect and social justice in the workplace are pre-requisites for developing the trust that will encourage the whole work community to cooperate in building a sustainable future. These are the values for which we work wherever we engage. The following show contrasting approaches found in the workplace: