The influence of task challenge on skill uilization, affective welbeing and intrapreneurial behaviour

The influence of task challenge on skill utilization, affective wellbeing and intrapreneurial behavior

2019 – This study examines and theorizes the effects of task challenge on skill utilization, affective wellbeing and intrapreneurial behavior among civil servants through a real-life challenging assignment, which was part of a unique Dutch and Flemish bottom-up organized event called ‘Train your colleague’. Results of a short-term longitudinal study indicate that, as expected, task challenge is positively related to skill utilization and intrapreneurial behavior but , unexpectedly, not to affective wellbeing. These results suggest that challenging assignments may be important tools to enhance employees’ skill utilization and intrapreneurial behavior at the workplace. Implications (for theory and practice are discussed.

Reference

Preenen, Paul T.Y.; Luc Dorenbosch, Edo Plantinga; Steven Dhondt: ‘The influence of task challenge on skill utilization, affective wellbeing and intrapreneurial behavior.’ In: EID (Economic and Industrial Democracy) 2019 Vol.40(4) 954 – 975.

 

 

Theme: Talent development

Sector: Publci services

Source: Article