When does adaptive performance lead to higher task performance?

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Shoss, Mindy Michelle, Witt, Lawrence Alan and Vera, Dusya. (2012). When does adaptive performance lead to higher task performance? Journal of Organizational Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.780
AuthorsShoss, Mindy Michelle, Witt, Lawrence Alan and Vera, Dusya
Abstract

Adaptive performance is a facet of performance that reflects acquiring enhanced competencies in response to change. Micro-level researchers have assumed that adaptive performance is beneficial for task performance. Similarly, macro-level researchers have suggested that organizations need to attend to, monitor, and respond to contingencies in their environments for adaptive performance to be beneficial for firm performance. Drawing from the attention-based theory of the firm and resource theory, we suggest that perceptions of organizational politics and individual differences in conscientiousness constitute contingencies of the adaptive performance–task performance relationship. In a sample of 92 call center employees, we found that adaptive performance is positively associated with task performance but that conscientiousness and organizational politics jointly influence the adaptive performance–task performance relationship.

Keywordsadaptive performance; conscientiousness; personality; organizational politics
Year2012
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/job.780
Research GroupCentre for Sustainable HRM and Wellbeing
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EditorsS. S. Masterson
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