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Employee Proactivity in Organizations

An Attachment Perspective

Published

5 Jun 2019

Page count

142 pages

ISBN

978-1529200577

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

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5 Jun 2019

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142 pages

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198 x 129 mm

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Published

5 Jun 2019

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142 pages

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198 x 129 mm

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Bristol University Press
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What makes some people more likely to initiate positive change within their organizations? Can this behaviour be influenced by management?

Employee proactivity has largely been understood in terms of employees changing their environment or changing themselves. In this novel study Wu offers an alternative lens through which to examine such behaviour – the concept of attachment theory.

Wu integrates the current understanding of motivational factors in shaping proactive workers, through his introduction to attachment theory, and development of it as a theoretical framework.

This compelling approach provides academics with a new way of thinking about employee behaviour while also acting as a guide for practitioners and managers.

''Grounded in attachment theory, Dr Wu explains why some employees are more proactive than others and how managers or organizations can foster employees' proactivity from a developmental perspective. This book is thought-provoking and well-grounded in academic evidence. It tells us that proactivity does not stand alone but is rooted in caring and supportive relationships.'' George Z. X. Chen, Australian National University

''In this book, Wu sets out a rigorous yet novel perspective on what motivates people at work to 'make things happen'... This book will stimulate theorising for organizational researchers and will provide valuable insights for managers and employers to help them cultivate a more confident, active and innovative workforce.'' Sharon Parker, Curtin University

Chia-Huei Wu is an associate professor at Durham University. His research focuses on proactive behaviour, work and personality development, and subjective well-being. He earned his PhD degree at the University of Western Australia.

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