A number of multinational firms are moving to capitalize on these advantages. Sony DADC Salzburg, the world's largest CD facility, has earned a place near the top of the list among Europe's 100 CD producers in productivity. "Our whole team stands 100 percent behind the company," explains Sony Austria.
Siemens Austria chief Hochleitner also values the expertise and high motivation of the work force in its Villach facility, the largest chip producer for the heralded German-based multinational electronics firm: "Our 200-member team embodies 20,000 worker-years of immense know-how.
Denmark 6.78 Austria 6.74 Sweden 6.44 Netherlands 6.26 Finland 6.04 Ireland 5.89 Belgium 5.79 Germany 5.78 Great Britain 5.67 France 4.88 Spain 4.59 Italy 4.38
High Worker Motivation: Workers identify with company goals (on a scale of 1-8) (Source: The World Competitiveness Yearbook 1997)
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