As organizations grow increasingly complex and unpredictable, the topic of proactivity at work has become of great importance for contemporary workplaces. Proactivity drives performance and innovation of teams and organizations and boosts individuals' well-being and careers. When individuals are proactive, they use their initiative at work to bring about a better future. They scan for opportunities, persist until change is achieved, and take charge to prevent problems' future reoccurrence.
In this book, leading scholars on proactivity from across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia explore how, why, and when individuals are motivated to initiate change within their organizations or themselves and examine the consequences of various forms of proactivity at work. Individual chapters explore specific concepts of proactivity, such as proactive voice, job crafting, and career proactivity, as well as highlight individual processes and organizational dynamics that underlie successful proactivity at work. By providing insights on key advances and future directions for proactivity theory, research, and practice, Proactivity at Work synthesizes what we already know and identifies what we still need to learn about making things happen at work. This book is relevant to all those involved or interested in Work Psychology and Business, including Human Resource Management scholars.
Sharon K. Parker is a Professor of Management and Organisations at the Business School, University of Western Australia and an Australian Laureate Fellow. She is a world-leading expert on the topic of proactive work behavior. Uta K. Bindl is an Assistant Professor of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is an expert on the topics of employee proactivity and well-being.
Introduction 1. Proactivity at Work: A Big Picture Perspective on a Construct that Matters Sharon K. Parker and Uta K. Bindl Part 1: Forms of Proactive Behavior 2. Feedback Seeking Behavior: A Person Environment Fit Perspective Katleen De Stobbeleir, Giverny De Boeck, and Nicky Dries 3. Career Proactivity Sabine Sonnentag 4. A Review of Job Crafting Research: The Role of Leader Behaviors in Cultivating Successful Job Crafters Haijiang Wang, Evangelia Demerouti, and Arnold B. Bakker 5. Safety Proactivity in the Workplace: The Initiative to Improve Individual, Team, and Organizational Safety Matteo Curcuruto and Mark A. Griffin 6. Issue-Selling: Proactive Efforts toward Organizational Change Madeline Ong and Susan J. Ashford 7. Foci of Proactive Behavior Frank D. Belschak and Deanne N. Den Hartog Part 2: Individual Dynamics of Proactivity 8. Proactive Personality: A Twenty-Year Review J. Michael Crant, Jia Hu, and Kaifeng Jiang 9. Individual Differences in Proactivity: A Developmental Perspective Chia-Huei Wu and Wen-Dong Li 10. Aging and Proactivity Hannes Zacher and Dorien T. A. M. Kooij 11. Proactive Goals and Their Pursuit Thomas S. Bateman 12. An Identity-Based Perspective on Proactivity: Future Work Selves and Beyond Karoline Strauss and Ciara Kelly 13. The `Hot' Side of Proactivity: Exploring an Affect-Based Perspective on Proactivity in Organizations Francesco Cangiano, Uta K. Bindl, and Sharon K. Parker Part 3: Work and Organizational Antecedents and Outcomes of Proactive Behavior 14. Work Design and Proactivity Sandra Ohly and Antje Schmitt 15. Leadership and Employee Proactivity Deanne N. Den Hartog and Frank D. Belschak 16. Proactive Behavior Training: Theory, Design, and Future Directions Mona Mensmann and Michael Frese 17. Voice Framing and Sensemaking: A Construal-Level Perspective on Proactive Voice Effectiveness Tina Davidson and Linn Van Dyne 18. The Dark Side of Proactive Behavior: When Being Proactive May Hurt Oneself, Others, or the Organization Mark C. Bolino, William H. Turnley, and Heather J. Anderson 19. Teams and Proactivity T. Brad Harris and Bradley L. Kirkman Conclusion 20. New Perspectives and Directions for Understanding Proactivity in Organizations Uta K. Bindl and Sharon K. Parker