Apparel factories commonly have vertical or hierarchical management structures. The first step in our work with Impactt is to help factories develop the concept of management as a team. We bring together the GM, HR, production manager, compliance officer, welfare … Continue reading →
We now know that managers who see workers in dehumanized terms do not accurately process the negative relationship between abuse and worker productivity. The next question is whether we can improve information processing by rehumanizing workers in the minds of … Continue reading →
In our analysis of Cambodian apparel and footwear factories, we found that workers and capital benefit from participation in Better Factories Cambodia. That is, we did find a business case for social compliance. But we also found that factory managers … Continue reading →
In a recent survey we conducted of Cambodian factory managers, we found that managers generally think that humane conditions of work improve productivity. When asked the question, ” Do you believe that there is a relationship between productivity and working … Continue reading →
The Labor Lab-Impactt collaboration was developed to help factories introduce pay incentives without increasing the chance of workplace injuries or sexual harassment. The research will be funded with a grant from the Walmart Foundation.