Autonomy in the Workplace: An Essential Ingredient to Employee Engagement and Well-being in Every Culture
The nature of organizational life requires questioning the role of worker autonomy. An impressive amount of management research has been devoted to autonomy issues in organizations. Autonomy is at the forefront of research on job design and the management of employees. Therefore, we review evidence in the area of job design and management practices that deeply affect worker autonomy. Throughout this discussion, we evaluate the cross-cultural applicability of research and practice and offer future directions based on self-determination theory.
Well-being, Positive Psychology, Quality of Life Research, Cross Cultural Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology, Health Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Multicultural Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Human Autonomy in Cross-Cultural Context: Perspectives on the Psychology of Agency, Freedom, and Well-Being
Chirkov, Valery I.; Ryan, Richard M.; Sheldon, Kennon M.
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Gagné, Marylène and Bhave, Devasheesh Bhave. 2011. "Autonomy in the Workplace: An Essential Ingredient to Employee Engagement and Well-Being in Every Culture." In Human Autonomy in Cross-Cultural Context edited by Valery I. Chirkov, Richard M. Ryan, Kennon M. Sheldon, 163-187. Dordrecht: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-9667-8_8