Emotional and contextual factors impact intrapreneurial behavior, but incivility does not affect it, according to a study from Kinneret College in Israel.
Creating a productive work environment is challenging for organizations, as various cognitive and emotional factors can impact employee performance. Emotional factors such as incivility, job satisfaction, job insecurity, and union membership can impact intrapreneurial behavior. Intrapreneurship is entrepreneurial behavior within an organization that supports growth and improves individual and organizational performance. Previous research shows that intrapreneurial behavior originates from frontline employees and that job satisfaction and fair treatment increase individuals’ tolerance for change. A new study from Kinneret College in Israel found that incivility increases job insecurity and decreases job satisfaction for union and non-union workers, but does not impact intrapreneurial behavior. Non-union employees engage in more intrapreneurial behavior when job satisfaction is high, while union employees may reduce intrapreneurial behavior when they perceive high job insecurity.