Dr. Kelly Pike's published academic paper "Voice in Supply Chains: Does the Better Work Program Lead to Improvements in Labor Standards Compliance?" has been profiled by the Harvard Business School's Bloomberg Centre:
"The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Work Lesotho initiative improved relationships between workers and supervisors, addressing strains that had led to non-compliance with labor standards, according to a study authored by Kelly Pike.
The Better Work Lesotho program (in operation from December 2010 – June 2016) led factories to create worker-management committees and supervisor training, which enabled workers to more easily voice their concerns, and supplier remediation plans were tailored to address them. This in turn led to better compliance with labor standards in several areas, including worker safety (e.g., more frequent provision of personal protective equipment), wage practices (e.g., more advance notice of worker overtime), and worker training programs, as well as improvements beyond the factory, in workers’ home lives."
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