Practical initiative: Why proactive personality and behavior matter at work
Faculty of Business and Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies, Lingnan University
9:30 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.
The concept of “active vs passive” plays a significant role in many research traditions in the fields of organizational behavior, strategy, and human resources management. Proactive personality and behavior continue to receive significant research attention in the field of management. This presentation will make a case for the central role that proactive personality and behavior play in management research and in the success of industry leaders. The presentation will review what we know—and don’t know—about these concepts. Particular attention will be paid to research about proactivity with meaningful practical implications for the world of work. A recently published paper will be presented that was authored by the presenter and several Lingnan University scholars about how proactive personality played a role in the success of frontline health care workers in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis in Wuhan, China.
Crant, M. (2021, May 18). Practical initiative: Why proactive personality and behavior matter at work [Video podcast]. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/890/