Effective communication is important in the workplace so as to have a conducive and friendly atmosphere around the workplace. It helps in the increase of productivity and output which leads to the success of the business.
Certain larger businesses are required to establish information and consultation arrangements in their workplace. These regulations were first introduced in 2005 to give effect to the European Directive on Information and Consultation. Additionally again larger businesses with employees in more than one European union member state are subject to regulations under which they may be required to inform and consult with their employees at European level through the establishment of a European Works Council (EWC).