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Research uncovers tips for business success in changing workforce

Self-motivated employees who are wise, make good judgement calls and are sensible thinkers are more likely to succeed in the workplace, new research led by Curtin University has found.

The research, published in the journal Annual Review of Organisational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour, reviewed more than 90 published research articles that examined the factors influencing the outcomes of proactivity in the workplace and how theories of wisdom, such as tacit knowledge, good judgement, and sensible thinking, influenced proactivity.

Lead author ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Sharon Parker, from the Centre for Transformative Work Design based at Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute, said employees needed to be more flexible and proactive than ever as a result of the changing nature of the workforce.

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