Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Impact of Problem-Solving Skills and Proactive personality on innovative work behaviour through learning demand pathway: A framework to combat the effects of pandemics like Covid-19

Author(s): Majid Riaz, Umar Safdar, Muhammad Qasim, Sayyed Sadaqat Hussain Shah & Asad Ali Malik

The aim of the study is to introduce a framework grounded on proactive personality and problem-solving skills strengthening the innovative work behaviour through learning demand pathway. Potential model would provide aid to educational institutions and serve as a safeguard against the havocs of the devasting effects of Covid-19. This study uses two-time lag and multisource structured questionnaire for 538 teachers. Empirical results exhibit the strong associations among the factors within the framework except job autonomy which have low negative effect. The study suggests the stakeholders and policy makers of the educational institutions to follow the potential model in the hiring process of faculty members by ensuring the qualities like proactive personality, problem-solving skill, and innovative behavior. These faculty members must be trained first to nurture their qualities to enable them to be effective during pandemic situations and should also follow central learning process across institutions.

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