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Proactive Personality and Behavior for Individual and Organizational Productivity

Andrew J. DuBrin, Professor Emeritus of Management, Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
This comprehensive book describes how proactive behavior, driven by a proactive personality, contributes to individual and organizational productivity. A consolidation of available research on the nature of proactivity in the workplace, this book explores methods of helping workers themselves become more effective, and managers understand effective ways of fostering this kind of thinking and behavior.
Extent: 240 pp
Hardback Price: $124.00 Web: $111.60
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 934 5
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  • Business and Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
This comprehensive book describes how proactive behavior, driven by a proactive personality, contributes to individual and organizational productivity. A consolidation of available research on the nature of proactivity in the workplace, this book explores methods of helping workers themselves become more effective, and managers understand effective ways of fostering this kind of thinking and behavior.

Proactive behavior can achieve important outcomes, including improved job performance and satisfaction, career success and organizational prosperity. Andrew J. DuBrin outlines a number of useful strategies in areas such as opportunity creation, innovation, entrepreneurship and problem solving. Each chapter includes examples from firms and other organizations, as well as a self-quiz or checklist linked to the subject material.

This book is an essential guide for academics in the fields of organizational behavior, industrial and organizational psychology, and human resource management. Presented in a user-friendly, accessible style, Proactive Personality and Behavior for Individual and Organizational Productivity will also be of interest to researchers, managers, and corporate professionals looking for ways to foster proactivity among workers, in order to enhance performance and productivity.
Contents: Preface 1. The Nature of the Proactive Personality 2. Traits and Behaviors Associated with the Proactive Personality 3. Initiative as Part of the Proactive Personality 4. The Proactive Personality, Job Performance, and Satisfaction 5. The Proactive Personality and Career Success 6. Opportunity Recognition, Innovation, and Proactivity 7. The Entrepreneurial Personality, Behavior, and Proactivity 8. Business Strategy and Proactivity 9. Problem Prevention and Proactivity 10. Talent Management and Proactivity 11. Leadership Influences on Proactivity Index