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Employee Proactivity in Organizations: An Attachment Perspective

Chia-Huei Wu


What makes some people more likely to initiate positive change within their organizations? Why some employees are more proactive than others? Can this behavior be influenced by management? What supervisors, team managers and organizations can do to promote employees’ proactivity? Employee proactivity has largely been understood in terms of employees changing their environment or changing themselves. People who are proactive envision a better future and take action to achieve it. They should be confident, motivated, and energetic, as it is not always easy to bring about change. Being supported ... More

Keywords: proactivity, attachment theory, organizational behavior, exploration, employee work behavior, relationships at work, attachment security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529200577
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529200577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chia-Huei Wu, author
Durham University