A review of job crafting research : the role of leader behaviors in cultivating successful job crafters

Haijiang WANG, Evangelia DEMEROUTI, Arnold B. BAKKER

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Abstract

Today’s business world is evolving faster than ever before due to the global economic situation and developments in information/telecommunication technology. The advent of global work, virtual work, and self-managing teams has considerably increased the complexity and exibility of professional jobs. Jobs have become more dynamic coupled with constantly shifting and changing roles, tasks, and projects (Grant and Parker, 2009). In order to address emergent demands and opportunities at work, managers more and more rely on employees to adapt to and initiate changes in the nature of their jobs (Demerouti, 2014). For example, employees may be encouraged to introduce new methods to carry out tasks more prociently, or to expand their work by taking on more responsibilities. These proactive behaviors may not only increase individual work well-being and motivation but may also be crucial for organizational eectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProactivity at work : making things happen in organizations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages77-104
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781317752578
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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