Psychology Seminar: "Responding to Team-Member Initiative: Interpersonal Outcomes of Proactive Behavior"
Dr. Clair Kueny, assistant professor of psychology at S&T, will present as part of the Psychology Colloquium Series.
Summary: Organizations increasingly expect employees to take initiative at work (i.e., engage in proactive behavior) while simultaneously relying on teams to complete tasks. However, proactive behavior can be a risky behavior with the potential to impact others within the workplace. Thus, before encouraging proactive behavior within teams, it is important to understand how others on the team react to and interpret such behaviors, as well as the implications of how and by whom these behaviors are enacted. Theory on interpersonal outcomes of employee discretionary behaviors (such as proactive behavior) and findings from two studies specifically looking at interpersonal outcomes of proactive behavior will be presented.
Friday, October 6 at 1:00pm to 1:50pm
Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, 318
1401 N. Pine St., Rolla, MO 65409