Title: Building adaptable organisations: role of personality and organisational tenure in change-oriented organisational citizenship behaviour

Authors: Promila Agarwal

Addresses: Human Resource Management Area, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380015, India

Abstract: Organisations require change-oriented organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) among employees to effectively manage change. The purpose of this paper is to extend the literature on change-oriented OCB by examining its association with the personality and the moderating influence of organisational tenure on this association. Based on a sample of 272 employees, the current study investigates the interactive effect of personality and tenure on change-oriented OCB on the basis of human capital theory, social capital theory, self-efficacy, job demand resource model, and status characteristic theory using cross-sectional method. The results confirm that organisational tenure moderates the relationship between personality traits and change-oriented OCB. Practical implications and limitations are discussed.

Keywords: change-oriented OCB; organisational citizenship behaviour; personality traits; organisational tenure; adaptable organisations; organisational change; change management; human capital theory; social capital theory; self-efficacy; job demand resource model; status characteristic theory.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2016.079635

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2016 Vol.7 No.1, pp.67 - 86

Available online: 05 Oct 2016 *

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