Knowledge on how to improve employees’ daily innovative performance is imperative, because innovation contributes importantly to organizational competitiveness. We tested a model in which daily use of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC) strategies mediates the relationship between daily job autonomy and daily innovative performance. Moreover, we predicted that the association between daily SOC strategy use and daily innovative performance is stronger on days when time pressure is high (vs. low). Hypotheses were tested using a daily diary study in which employees filled out a short questionnaire at the end of their workday for a period of five workdays (N = 91; 381 daily entries). Results of structural equation modeling analyses supported our mediation, but not our moderation hypothesis.

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Journal of Personnel Psychology
Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Breevaart, K., & Zacher, H. (2019). Daily SOC Strategy Use and Innovative Performance: The Role of Job Autonomy and Time Pressure Journal of Personnel Psychology. Journal of Personnel Psychology. Retrieved from