The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Employee Engagement, Job Performance, Turnover Intention and Workplace Culture: A Comparative Study of Private and Public Sector Banks in Chhattisgarh

Article Details
Pub. Date : April, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB050422
Author Name : A Dushyanth Kumar and Sunil Kumar
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 18



Rapid changes are taking place in organizations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, most of the employees worked from home. To face disruptions, organizations require an agile workforce. An agile workforce is proactive and adaptive, and has a positive attitude towards learning and self-development. During disruptive situations, organizations ought to adopt modern methods for imparting training to develop and manage the agility of their workforce. This study is a themes-based content analysis of workforce agility attained through e-training during Covid-19 in a power plant located in Himachal Pradesh, India. Focus group interview method was used to collect information. The focus group interviewed consisted of 14 employees (9 executives and 5 non-executives) who attended e-training programs. Seven themes, viz., adaptability, flexibility, collaborative, developmental, competent, speed, and informative, were identified from the literature. The questions were framed based on the themes. The content analysis results of the themes showed that through e-training employees perceived improved performance, knowledge, personal well-being, work flexibility, change adaption, motivation, communication, and analytical skills as significant outcomes. The findings of this study showed that e-training during disruptive situations worked effectively in enhancing employees' agility.


Agility is a firm's capability to sense and adapt to changes rapidly and overcome turbulences (Overby et al., 2006). The main principles of agility are: forecasting a great future with readiness to overcome anticipated threats, satisfying customer preferences, experimentation, innovation, and empowerment (Holbeche, 2018). The term 'agility' originated during the1950s in the field of air combat, where it was defined as"an aircraft's ability to tactfully change its originally planned state in case of exigency" (Richards, 1996). In the 1990s, the Agility theory was used in manufacturing firms, and then it moved to