Employer-sponsored employee involvement and participation ("EIP") programs have been proliferating over the last two decades among American companies. The impetus behind these programs is the desire of companies to improve productivity and lower cost in response to greater competitive pressure coupled with evidence from academic research and two decades of experimentation in industry demonstrating that these programs can indeed deliver higher performance and increased employee job satisfaction.
Kaufman, Bruce E.
"Does the NLRA Constrain Employee Involvement and Participation Programs in Nonunion Companies?: A Reassessment,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 17
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol17/iss2/3