Individual Adaptability to Changes at Work
New Directions in Research
Edited by David Chan
To Be Published March 1st 2014 by Routledge – 256 pages
Individual Adaptability to changes at work refers to an individual’s response to new demands or ill defined problems created by uncertainty, complexity, mergers, and any rapid change in the work situation. Today, one of the key factors for individual’s success is said to be adaptability. In the past two decades there has been increasing interest in the research on individual adaptability, and this is one of the first academic volumes to look at this important topic. Specific contexts that will be addressed include newcomer adaptation, team building and functioning, work-family conflict, retirement and career management. The book will provide a comprehensive and integrated analysis of the conceptual, assessment and contextual issues that will help identify the current trends and emerging themes in adaptability research.
Series Forward Part I: CONCEPTUALIZING AND ASSESSING INDIVIDUAL ADAPTABILITY 1. Adapting to Rapid Changes at Work Neal Schmitt & David Chan 2. Motivation and Adaptability Gilad Chen & Coauthor 3. Personal Initiative and Adaptability Michael Frese 4. Interpersonal Adaptability Filip Lievens & Tom Oliver 5. Adaptability and Adaptive Organizations Robert Ployhart & Coauthor Part II: CONTEXTS OF INDIVIDUAL ADAPTABILITY 6. Career Adaptability Frederick Leong & Coauthor 7. Work-Family Conflict and Adaptability Debra Major 8. Retirement and Adaptability Mo Wang & Coauthor 9. Adaptability, Teamwork and Leadership Development Paul Tesluk 10. Adaptability and Cultural Contexts Kowk Leung & Coauthor Part III: CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS 11. Current Trends and Emerging Themes in Adaptability Research David Chan
David Chan is currently Professor of Psychology and Director of Behavioural Sciences Institute at Singapore Management University. He received his PhD in IO psychology from Michigan State University Professor Chan’s research includes areas in research methods and data analysis with a focus on longitudinal modelling and multilevel issues, and a focus on personnel selection and adaption to changes, and subjective well-being. He is the author of a textbook in Personnel Selection with Neal Schmitt from Sage (1998)
David is a Fellow of APA, APS, SIOP, and International Association for Applied Psychology, and voted Best professor in psychology at the World Education Congress, Asia.