The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management
Defining and Practicing Organizational Agility

Article Details
Pub. Date : Apr, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJKM010422
Author Name : Tulsee Giri Goswami and Mansi
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Management
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No. of Pages : 15



This study intends to decode the concept of agility and its different dimensions: organizational agility, workforce agility, leadership agility, and strategic agility. For this purpose, it uses a conceptual approach, and the data for the study has been collected from different databases such as Emerald Insights, SAGE Publications, Wiley Online Library, Inder Science Publishers, etc. The study describes the various characteristics and practices followed by agile organizations. It concludes with a process that defines: how organizations can create an agile environment. The managerial implications for the firms and institutions are a thorough understanding of how agility affects the organization and what steps it should follow in this regard.


The workforce, known by different names such as employees, resources, talent, and jobholders, is an organization’s most precious asset. They have the required potential, skills, and knowledge to achieve the organization’s goals. Their management has been described as a practice of attraction, selection, development, and retention (Hausknecht et al., 2009; and Ingmar et al., 2013). Four generic philosophies regarding talent management drafted by Collings and Mellahi (2009) are the People approach, Practices approach, Position approach, and Strategic pools approach, which introduce talent management as vital for the organization.