Chia-Huei Wu is Professor in Organizational Psychology at the University of Leeds. His research interests include employee proactivity, work and personality develop-ment, and subjective well-being. Chia-Huei has publish-ed over 100 journal articles and book chapters. His work appears in leading journals, including Academy of Mana-gement Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Research Policy, Journal of Organizational behavior, Journal of Vocation-al behavior, and Journal of Occupational and Organiza-tional Psychology, among others. He published the book, Employee proactivity in organizations, co-authored the book, Work and personality change, and co-edited the book, Emotion and Proactivity at Work: Prospects and Dialogues. He currently serves as an asso-ciate editor for Journal of Management. He previously worked at London School of Economics and Durham University. Chia-Huei received his Ph.D. from the Univer-sity of Western Australia and holds a MPhil from the Uni-versity of Sheffield, an MSc and BSc from the National Taiwan University.


While traditionally personality has been considered fixed and stable, recent thinking indicates that this is not the case. Personality can be changed by various work and vocational experiences, such as employment conditions, career roles, job characteristics, and training or interventions. Drawing on research in social, organizational, and personality psychology, this presentation will provide an overview on how personality can be changed at work by societal, organizational, and job-related factors while considering how individuals can take an active approach in changing their personality at work.