Proactivity

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In behavioural psychology, proactivity is thinking ahead. It means doing things before they are needed, or preventing something before it happens. It means the same thing as anticipation.

The term is often used in organizational behaviour. Proactive behaviour by individuals anticipates situations in the workplace. It means acting in advance of a situation, rather than just reacting afterwards. Proactive employees usually do not need to be asked to do something, and they do not need detailed instructions.