Chapter 10. Proactivity and Innovation: Promoting a New Workforce for the New Workplace

  1. David Holman3,
  2. Toby D. Wall,
  3. Chris W. Clegg,
  4. Paul Sparrow4 and
  5. Ann Howard5
  1. Kerrie L. Unsworth1 and
  2. Sharon K. Parker2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713365.ch10

The New Workplace: A Guide to the Human Impact of Modern Working Practices

The New Workplace: A Guide to the Human Impact of Modern Working Practices

How to Cite

Unsworth, K. L. and Parker, S. K. (2008) Proactivity and Innovation: Promoting a New Workforce for the New Workplace, in The New Workplace: A Guide to the Human Impact of Modern Working Practices (eds D. Holman, T. D. Wall, C. W. Clegg, P. Sparrow and A. Howard), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713365.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Sheffield, UK

  2. 4

    University of Manchester, UK

  3. 5

    Development Dimensions International, New Jersey, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Management, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and

  2. 2

    Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471485438

Online ISBN: 9780470713365

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Keywords:

  • marathon;
  • competitive environment;
  • organisation;
  • government regulations;
  • traditionally separate

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Why are Proactivity and Innovation Important?

  • What are Proactivity and Innovation?

  • How can Organizations Improve the Proactivity and Innovation of Employees?

  • Individual Differences in Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Dispositions

  • Motivation

  • Contextual Factors

  • Promoting Proactivity and Innovation: Implications for Managers

  • Conclusion and Future Directions

  • References