A new model of work role performance: Positive behavior in uncertain and interdependent contexts

Mark Griffin, A. Neal, Sharon Parker

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Abstract

We propose that interdependence in a work context determines to what extent work roles are embedded within a broader social system and, further, that uncertainty determines whether work roles can be formalized or whether they emerge through adaptive and proactive behavior. Cross-classification of task, team member, and organization member behaviors with proficiency, adaptivity, and proactivity produced nine subdimensions of work role performance. Ratings from 491 supervisors from 32 organizations and self-ratings from employees in two organizations (n's = 1,228 and 927) supported the proposed distinctions. Self-reports of proactivity were positively correlated with two external measures of proactivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-347
JournalACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007

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