Publications and commentary about the benefits for organisations and individuals of good quality work, including managing the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to build better working conditions.
Research and discussion papers
Building back: making working lives better
How to build better working conditions based on compassion, trust and equality after the coronavirus pandemic.
Acas discussion paper, 23 July 2020
Consultation: a voice lost in a crowd
The value and importance of employee voice and consultation.
Acas discussion paper, 30 June 2020
New technology and the world of work: the winners and the losers
Report into the impact of new technology in the workplace.
Acas discussion paper, 1 May 2019
Can work be both productive and good?
Findings from YouGov survey of top workplace issues for employees in the UK, commissioned by Acas
Acas discussion paper, 1 February 2019
Improvement required? Study of performance management systems
Review of performance management systems by NatCen Social Research.
Independent research, 1 October 2018
Flexibility in the workplace: implications of flexible work arrangements
How flexible working impacts on individuals, the team and organisational effectiveness.
Independent research, 1 July 2017
Building productivity in the UK
Insights into which factors can make a difference to workplace effectiveness.
Acas discussion paper, 1 June 2015
Blogs and articles
Are we all disruptive innovators now?
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews looks at managing the unexpected and finding innovation in disruption.
Acas blog, 13 April 2022
Why we need a new workplace contract – Acas on LinkedIn
Acas's Gill Dix looks at the need to redefine the relationship between employer and employee.
Acas article, 21 October 2020
The careful and considered approach to dealing with redundancies
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews on managing redundancies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Acas blog, 5 August 2020
Building better workplaces for everyone after COVID-19 – Acas in People Management
Former Acas chair Sir Brendan Barber on why building back after the pandemic must extend to all types of worker.
Acas article, 23 July 2020
Workforce resilience: adaptation based on reflection
Sir Brendan Barber discusses resilience and collective healing as we adapt to new ways of working.
Acas blog, 21 July 2020
A meeting by any other name
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews gives her views on employee voice as a part of consultation.
Acas blog, 30 June 2020
Fear and trust in the evolving world of work
Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews on building trust in the workplace.
Acas blog, 27 May 2020
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