Publication
Title
Does organizational change trigger civil servant proactivity? The impact of past changes experienced
Author
Abstract
Civil servants are increasingly expected to behave proactively at work, being confronted with workplace changes that require increased autonomy and responsibility. However, proactivity is a resource-intense behaviour that may become increasingly difficult in a demanding work context characterized by frequent change. We examine the impact of organizational change on civil servant proactivity, taking into account civil servants’ past change experiences. Analysis of two survey waves in a Belgian government agency reveal that civil servants who experienced many changes in the past behave less proactively in response to new changes compared to their colleagues who only experienced few past changes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Public management review. - Londen
Publication
Londen : 2023
ISSN
1471-9037 [print]
1471-9045 [online]
DOI
10.1080/14719037.2023.2284225
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-20
ISI
001116379900001
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 08.12.2024
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
Slow-healing wounds? How continuous structural reforms in the public sector reduce levels of job satisfaction and slow the recovery of job satisfaction in the long term.
Are structural changes paradoxically undermining organizational adaptability? A study to the impact of continuous structural changes on decision-making within organizations.
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 11.12.2023
Last edited 01.02.2024
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