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Predicting team member proactivity

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Keywords: proactivity, proactive personality, team member proactivity, proactive behaviours, teams, high-performance teams, high-performing teams, team performance

One of the core predictors of a high-performance team is team member proactivity. The understanding that proactivity is a core attribute for a range of personal, team and organisational outcomes has been around for a long time. As a result of continual research activity over the last 25 years, proactivity, or taking the initiative to improve a situation and challenge the status quo, is becoming increasingly better understood.

There are a range of factors which impact proactivity at both an individual characteristic and a contextual level.

This research briefing is essential reading for anyone involved in team development, and managing and leading teams.

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