Individual Adaptability to Changes at Work: New Directions in Research (Organization and Management Series)

Individual Adaptability to Changes at Work: New Directions in Research (Organization and Management Series)

By: David Chan (editor)Paperback

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Individual adaptability to changes at work refers to an individual's response to new demands or ill-defined problems created by uncertainty, complexity, mergers, and any rapid change in the work situation. Today, one of the key factors for an individual's success is said to be adaptability. In the past two decades there has been increasing interest in the research on individual adaptability, and this is one of the first academic volumes to look at this important topic. Specific contexts examined include work-family conflict, retirement, career management and intercultural interaction at the workplace. The book will provide a comprehensive and integrated analysis of the conceptual, assessment and contextual issues that will help identify the current trends and emerging themes in adaptability research.

About Author

David Chan is currently Lee Kuan Yew Fellow, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute at Singapore Management University, and Adjunct Principal Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. He received his PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Michigan State University, USA. David's research includes areas in research methods and data analysis, personnel selection, adaptation to changes and subjective well-being. He is the author of a textbook, Personnel Selection, with Neal Schmitt from Sage (1998). He has served as Editor or board member on several journals. He has received numerous scholarly awards including the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and William Owens Scholarly Achievement Award from SIOP. David is a Fellow of APA, APS, SIOP and IAAP.


Part I: Conceptualizing and Assessing Individual Adaptability 1. Adapting to Rapid Changes at Work: Definitions, Measures and Research N.Schmitt, D.Chan 2. The Motivational Underpinnings of Adaptability G.Chen, B.M. Firth 3. Proactivity and Adaptability J.Zhu,M.Frese, W.Li 4. Conceptualizing and Assessing Interpersonal Adaptability: Towards a Functional Framework T. Oliver, F.Lieves 5. Organizational Adaptability R.E.Ployhart, S.F.Turner Part II: Contexts of Individual Adaptability 6. Career Adaptability: Theory and Measurement F.T.L.Leong, C.Ott-Holland 7. The Role of Adaptability in Work-Family Conflict and Coping D.A. Major,M.L.Litano8. Retirement and Adaptability M.Wang,L.T.Penn 9. Adaptability and Intercultural Interaction in the Work Context: A Cultural Tuning Perspective K.Leung, G.H.-L. Cheng Part III: Concluding Observations 10. Emerging Themes in Adaptability Research D.Chan

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  • ISBN13: 9780415832915
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780415832915
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0415832918

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