No. 2 (2024)

Reflecting on Unraveling the Dance of Daily Proactivity: Impacts on Well-being under the Shadow of Punitive Supervision in Group Processes, Social Cognition and Boredom

João Miguel Alves Ferreira

Published 2024-07-08


  • Daily Proactivity,
  • Well-being,
  • Punitive supervision,
  • Group processes,
  • Social cognition,
  • Competence
  • ...More

How to Cite

Alves Ferreira , J. M. . (2024). Reflecting on Unraveling the Dance of Daily Proactivity: Impacts on Well-being under the Shadow of Punitive Supervision in Group Processes, Social Cognition and Boredom. Journal of Boredom Studies, (2). Retrieved from


This reflection explores the intricate interplay between daily proactivity, well-being, and punitive supervision in the context of boredom, group processes, and social cognition. Employing a narrative opinion approach, the study investigates how daily proactive behaviors influence individual and group well-being, particularly in the presence of punitive supervisory practices. Drawing from existing literature and theoretical frameworks, the research delves into the multifaceted implications of proactivity on various dimensions of well-being, including psychological, emotional, and social aspects. Additionally, it examines the moderating role of punitive supervision in shaping the relationship between proactivity and well-being, elucidating potential pathways and mechanisms through which punitive supervision may impact individual and collective welfare. By integrating insights from organizational behavior, social psychology, and human resource management, this reflection contributes to a deeper understanding of the complex interplay among individual agency, supervisory practices, and socio-cognitive processes within organizational contexts. The findings provide valuable guidance for practitioners and scholars, informing strategies for fostering a supportive work environment conducive to both proactivity and well-being, while highlighting the need for further research to explore alternative approaches to supervision that promote employee thriving and organizational effectiveness.


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