Fr-SYM-2277-2 - The Positive Effects Of New Job Demands: Resources, Learning, And Thriving At Work

Personal growth and happiness
Invited Symposium
Friday May 19   01:15 PM to 02:45 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Elan Theatre
Positive organizational behaviour
The positive effects of new job demands: Resources, learning, and thriving at work
C. Korunka*
Main Abstract Content: State of the art
Globalization, increasing competition, and the increased use of ICT led to the emergence of new job demands for the employees in many areas of work. While work intensification has negative effects, intensified autonomy and learning demands as new challenge stressors may have also positive and negative effects on the employees. Based on large empirical data sets (longitudinal studies and diary studies), the contributions in this symposium focus on the potential positive effects of new job demands, like learning and thriving at work as well as on the resources which maintain and enhance such positive effects.
New perspectives/contributions
Based on a large longitudinal study, the first contribution (Korunka) will introduce new job demands and their potential as hindrance and challenge stressors, in addition to conventional stressors. The next two presentations (Niessen, Prem) will focus on the conditions for the development of thriving at work. Both, transformational leadership and learning demands were found to increase thriving at work. Next the moderating role of positive affect as an individual resource for potential positive outcomes will be discussed (Kerman). The final presentation (Glaser) will focus on time-lagged relationships between learning resources and self-actualization of work.
 Research/practical implications
Research needs to focus on the development of new demands in a rapidly changing world of work (Examples: Boundaryless work, new office work, crowd work, etc.). Many of these demands may result in both, positive and negative effects. Certain resources and conditions for the development of positive effects need to be analyzed.

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