Symposium 1061 - Work Complexity: Change, Stage Processes, And Trade-Offs

Track:
Performance
What:
Symposium
When:
Thursday May 18   01:15 PM to 02:45 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Where:
E2.18
Discussion:
0
Performance and productivity
Performance
Th-SYM-1061-2
WORK COMPLEXITY: CHANGE, STAGE PROCESSES, AND TRADE-OFFS
G. B. Moneta*
 
 
Main Abstract Content: STATE OF THE ART
Work in contemporary organizations is ever more complex due to numerous factors, including globalization, technological progress, and financial volatility. These factors increase the conflicting needs for more cooperation and competition, and determine a state of continuous change, permeable job roles, and growing demands for productivity. This symposium gathers contributions from a mix of academics and practitioners identifying individual and relational, processes that support adaptiveness and performance in challenging work contexts.    
 
NEW PERSPECTIVES/CONTRIBUTIONS
Teresa Bezler presents the validation of a new scale measuring work complexity. Piotr Dzikowski evaluates through biometric analysis the degree of fragmentation of the international entrepreneurship subfield of international new ventures research. Gary Pheiffer examines the counterintuitive way employees’ adult attachment styles contribute to engagement with teams and the organization. Ray Millican shows through interviews of critical incidents that supply chains have influential psychological contracts hidden behind legal contracts. John Sweeney identifies through interviews, the different stages of performance auditing, each requiring specific personal resources and often imposing trade-offs between them. Giovanni Moneta explores the counterintuitive dynamics of flow and affect in individual project work. These contributions highlight the multileveled nature of work complexity.
 
RESEARCH/PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
This symposium advances that work complexity involves trade-offs at the individual, relational, and organizational levels. In ever more complex work environments, job roles change subtly and swiftly to the extent that off-role behavior may become more important that in-role behavior. Understanding work complexity may help to revise the definition of the constructs of employees’ performance and employees’ well-being.
 
 

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