Employees who take a proactive approach at work – who speak up with suggestions, try to bring about improvements, and take initiative – generally perform better, are more satisfied with their job, and progress more quickly in their career. For organizations, proactive employees who anticipate changes and who are willing to contribute to innovation are seen as a competitive advantage.
So how can companies and organisations nurture proactivity and develop an effective training policy and culture to make it happen?
Professor Karoline Strauss, ESSEC Business School, draws on her research with Professor Sharon K. Parker of the University of Western Australia to explore the why, what and how of developing a proactive workforce.
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