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A human resource perspective on the development of workforce agility
by Virchez Azuara, Alejandro, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2015, 68; 10133132
Abstract (Summary)

This study explored workforce agility from a human resource perspective. This included its main determinants, such as adaptability, proactivity, resiliency, business orientation, and self-awareness; the interventions through which it is developed, such as performance management processes, training, and coaching; and finally the main challenges that organizations face when developing it, such as cultural context and the lack of strategic clarity. The empirical analysis provided several insights on the development of workforce agility. Although limited to a small sample, the study provided evidence supporting the need for future research on the definition of the characteristics of an agile workforce, the definition of a competency model to support its development, the need to deepen the understanding of the mechanisms related to its development, and the main challenges faced by leaders in the implementation of an agile workforce.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Good, Darren
Commitee: Lacey, Miriam Y.
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Labor relations, Organization Theory
Keywords: Agile, Agility, Human resource, Workforce
Publication Number: 10133132
ISBN: 978-1-339-91624-8
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