Print Email Facebook Twitter The influence of task challenge on skill utilization, affective wellbeing and intrapreneurial behaviour Title The influence of task challenge on skill utilization, affective wellbeing and intrapreneurial behaviour Author Preenen, P.T.Y. Dorenbosch, L. Plantinga, E. Dhondt, S. Publication year 2019 Abstract This study examines and theorizes the effects of task challenge on skill utilization, affective wellbeing and intrapreneurial behaviour among civil servants through a real-life challenging assignment, which was part of a unique Dutch and Flemish bottom-up organized event called ‘Train Your Colleague’. Results of a short-term longitudinal study indicate that, as expected, task challenge is positively related to skill utilization and intrapreneurial behaviour but, unexpectedly, not to affective wellbeing. These results suggest that challenging assignments may be important tools to enhance employees’ skill utilization and intrapreneurial behaviour at the workplace. Implications for theory and practice are discussed. Subject LifeSP - Sustainable Productivity and EmployabilityELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentHealthy LivingChallenging assignmentsIntrapreneurial behaviourJob challengeSkill utilizationTask challenge To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:207b0e9a-5409-4f8c-b420-96c9920a09ab DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831x16677367 TNO identifier 575958 Source Economic and Industrial Democracy, 40 (4), 954-975 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.