Proactive Personality and Behavior for Individual and Organizational Productivity

Proactive Personality and Behavior for Individual and Organizational Productivity

New Horizons in Management series

Andrew J. DuBrin

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.

Acknowledgments

Andrew J. DuBrin

Subjects: business and management, organisational behaviour

Extract

A project as complicated as a scholarly and professional book requires the cooperation of a group of dedicated and talented people. First, I thank the many proactive people I have met in both work and personal life whose behavior has given me an opportunity to observe the positive effects of proactive personality and behavior. Secondly, I thank the manuscript reviewers including Cary Cooper who saw the merit in this project. Thank you also to the editorial and production staff at Edward Elgar who helped make this book possible: Alan Sturmer, Madhubanti Bhattacharyya, Diane Wardle and Victoria Nicols.