Proactiveness
In organizational behavior and industrial/organizational psychology, proactivity or proactive behavior by individuals refers to anticipatory, change-oriented and self-initiated behavior in situations, particularly in the workplace[citation needed]. Proactive behavior involves acting in advance of a future situation, rather than just reacting. It means taking control and making things happen rather than just adjusting to a situation or waiting for something to happen. Proactive employees generally do not need to be asked to act, nor do they require detailed instructions.
Proactive behavior can be contrasted with other work-related behaviors, such as proficiency, i.e. the fulfillment of predictable requirements of one’s job, or adaptivity, the successful coping with and support of change initiated by others in the organization. In regard to the latter, whereas adaptivity is about responding to change, proactivity is about initiating change.
Proactivity is not restricted to extra role performance behaviors. Employees can be proactive in their prescribed role (e.g. by changing the way they perform a core task to be more efficient). Likewise, behaviors labeled as organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) can be carried out proactively or passively. For example, the altruistic OCB can be proactive in nature (e.g., of offering help to co-workers in anticipation, even before they ask, is an example of a proactive action). Other OCBs concerned with the compliance with rules and expectations might even be incompatible with proactivity.

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proactiveness - The Free Dictionary
pro·ac·tive or pro-ac·tive (pr - k t v). adj. Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory: proactive steps to prevent terrorism.
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Proactiveness | Define Proactiveness at Dictionary.com
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Proactive - Merriam-Webster Online
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Proactivity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Develop your mind: Proactiveness-proactivity
Nov 3, 2008 ... Proactiveness is the anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes, innovations, risk taking, and competitive. Proactiveness implies the ...
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What is proactiveness? - Yahoo! Answers India
If someone is proactive, they take the initiative by acting rather than reacting to events. When people name words they despise as jargon, proactive is ...
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proactiveness - Wiktionary
Proactiveness. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Jump to: ... Noun[ edit]. Proactiveness (uncountable). The state or condition of being proactive.
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proactive - Wiktionary
proactive. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Jump to: navigation, search ... proactive (comparative more proactive, superlative most proactive) ...
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Proactive Spoken Dialogue Interaction in Multi-Party Environments
Proactive Spoken Dialogue Interaction in Multi-Party Environments
Petra-Maria Strauß, Wolfgang Minker, 2010
The resulting novel characteristics such as Proactiveness and multi-party capabilities pose new challenges on the dialogue management component of such a system and require the use and administration of an extensive dialogue history.
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Competition in International Business
Yadong Luo, 2004
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The breakdown analysis of the leveraged customer intimacy part of this model has led to define Proactiveness as the third leveraged customer intimacy component. With an emphasis on customers and on customer needs, Sandberg ( 2007, ...
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Birgitta Sandberg, 2008
Proactiveness Reactiveness FIRM A Figure 2.6 An example of a firm's position along the reactiveness–Proactiveness continuum (Sandberg 2002: 186). Even though Proactiveness and reactiveness have been considered determinants of ...
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Daily Ten Minutes: Use Proactive approach to secure your future
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Proactive(ness) - Mike Melaragno On Leadership.
To lead, you must be proactive. You do not want to be the type of leader who is suprised when heads turn your way when an event happens. The more you are proactive, the less this will occur. Do not be afraid to make the tough decisions before they are...
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A reactive defence of ‘proactive’ | Sentence first
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How reflection replaces proactiveness | SelfApp
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Proactiveness — Pedal Another Mile
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Be Proactive – It’s not proactive, it’s how you react | Aji Issac Mathew
(Note: This post is needs a lot of pause, heavy digesting, so read when you have time). “You are not pro-active enough?” Did you say/hear this sentence? Does it help at all? Recently we attended 7 Habits of effective people training session.
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A First Approach on Modelling Staff Proactiveness in Retail Simulation Models
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Youth Ambassadors Concept – PROMOTING PROACTIVENESS IN YOUTH | Youth Ambassadors Rwanda
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Christmas Day Terror - Azazi Claims Proactiveness; US to Help - Nigeria Village Square
Azazi, in a statement, said the church was bombed out of frustration by Boko Haram as a result of the proactive measures taken by security agencie
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