Prof. Karoline Strauss, ESSEC Business School, draws on her research with Sharon Parker and Deirdre O’Shea to determine if and when showing initiative might drain employees’ resources and lead to stress, and how companies can manage it.
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?
An old-fashioned sit-down with the boss does not necessarily secure that marvellous pay package you just negotiated. Prof. Karoline Strauss of ESSEC Business School and her co-authors Yasin Rofcanin and […]
sustainability requires unique change in organizations – how can employees across different levels of the organization can support it?
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Workforce proactivity, stress and motivation
Does studying economics make people more selfish? And if so, what role do business schools have to play in shaping the values of our future leaders? Karoline Strauss explores.
Organisations are increasingly looking for their employees to be proactive – to show initiative in their work and contribute to positive change. But how can organizations increase proactivity in their workforce? Can employees be trained to be more proactive? ESSEC Prof. Karoline Strauss aims to answer this question in her research.