How Can Firms Nurture Proactive Employees?

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, a proactive workforce which anticipates changes and is willing to contribute to innovation is 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?

How Can Firms Nurture Proactive Employees? A CoBS Research Pod.

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 StraussESSEC 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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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, a proactive workforce which anticipates changes and is willing to contribute to innovation is 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?
Learning Objective: Understand why a proactive workforce is important and how to develop an effective training policy and corporate culture to achieve it.

How Can Firms Nurture Proactive Employees? A CoBS Research Pod.

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