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A study of organizational agility at Shahid Chamran University in Ahwaz from perspective of faculty directors

M Mirzaei


This study aims to examine the organizational agility from perspective of faculty directors in Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz. The methodology of study was combination of concurrent kind. Survey method used for quantitative part and content analysis method used for qualitative part. Participants included managers, deputies of faculties and heads of departments of Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz including 92 subjects. The tools in this study were questionnaires and interviews and in quantitative part, two researcher-made questionnaires of agility capabilities and agility enablers distributed among the statistical samples. The reliability of both questionnaires measured using Cronbach Alpha and the value was 0.92 and 0.74. In qualitative part, purposive sampling used and a semi-structured interview done by eight subjects including managers, deputies of faculties and head of departments of Ahwaz Shahid Chamran University. The interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The findings showed that the average of respondents about status of capabilities and enablers in all elements was less than expected and information technology of enabler’s elements is in desirable status. According to qualitative findings, variables of capabilities and enablers are not in desirable status. Agility stimulusis the same change identified in the university. Changes of technology, student’s requirements, complex completion of environment and financial constraints had realized in four parts. The necessity of agility in education, communication, structure and human parts had approved based on stimulus identification in the university.

The necessity of agility in education, communication, structure and human departments have approved based on identifying the stimulus in the university. Finally, the factors leading to agility in the university identified in four departments of management, technology, motivational and financial factors.

Keywords: Organizational Agility, Capabilities, Enablers, Stimulus
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