A1 Journal article (refereed)
Antecedents of daily team job crafting (2017)

Mäkikangas, A., Bakker, A. B., & Schaufeli, W. B. (2017). Antecedents of daily team job crafting. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26(3), 421-433. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2017.1289920

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All authors or editors: Mäkikangas, Anne; Bakker, Arnold B.; Schaufeli, Wilmar B.

Journal or series: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

ISSN: 1359-432X

eISSN: 1464-0643

Publication year: 2017

Volume: 26

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 421-433

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2017.1289920

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This study investigated potential antecedents of team job crafting defined as the extent to which team members engage together in increasing (social and structural) job resources and challenges, and decreasing hindering job demands. Mindful of the teamwork literature, we hypothesized that individual employee factors (self-efficacy for teamwork, daily affect), team features (team cohesion, climate) and the organizational context of teams (engaging leadership and organizational resources for teamwork) relate positively to daily team job crafting behaviour. Data were collected among 46 multi-professional rehabilitation teams whose members completed two daily surveys after their weekly meetings. Multilevel regression analyses showed that self-efficacy for teamwork and team members’ positive affect were positively associated with team job crafting behaviour at the individual (within-team) level. In addition, a team climate characterized by a clear vision of the teams’ targets, supportiveness and innovation and connecting leadership were positively related to daily team job crafting at both the within- and between-team levels of the data. Overall, the study offers novel insights into the antecedents of teams’ daily job crafting behaviours. For practice, the results suggest that actions and interventions conducive to positive team processes offer the most promising route to enhancing team job crafting behaviour.

Keywords: teams

Free keywords: job crafting; antecedents; proactive behaviour; leadership

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Reporting Year: 2017

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