This chapter addresses the role of work-related reflection as a facilitator of innovative work behaviour. We approached this issue by carrying out a synthesis of findings from one qualitative and three quantitative studies involving samples of vocational education teachers, secondary education teachers, and employees of a production company. In accordance with our synthesis, we suggest that workrelated reflection, including innovation-specific reflection and reflection during daily work, is a powerful driver for proactive behaviours including innovative work behaviour and, thus, for organisational and professional development.
- Innovative work behaviour
- Work-related reflection
- Professional development
- Organisational development
- Proactive employees
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Messmann, G., Mulder, R.H. (2017). Proactive Employees: The Relationship Between Work-Related Reflection and Innovative Work Behaviour. In: Goller, M., Paloniemi, S. (eds) Agency at Work. Professional and Practice-based Learning, vol 20. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60943-0_8
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