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Exploring Agile Thriving Teams in Continuous Change Environments

Research in Organizational Change and Development

ISBN: 978-1-78973-554-3, eISBN: 978-1-78973-553-6

Publication date: 15 July 2019


The environment in which businesses operate today is uncertain, chaotic, and changing at a more rapid pace than ever before. In this new dynamic world, current approaches to organizational design and processes are not as effective as they have been. Recent research has provided insight into organizational agility as a method to help organizations survive and thrive in these environments. A divergent body of literature is presented that explores agility, learning, and thriving. An exploratory mixed-methods study was conducted at the team level to examine the relationship between these constructs as well as their relationship to performance. Based on the results, we present a series of propositions for future research and provide an illustration of the Components of Agile and Thriving teams to be used as its foundation. The discussion serves to synthesize these initial findings and provide both implications for practice as well as theory.



Narel, R.L., Yaeger, T. and Sorensen, P.F. (2019), "Exploring Agile Thriving Teams in Continuous Change Environments", Research in Organizational Change and Development (Research in Organizational Change and Development, Vol. 27), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 187-211.



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