Organizational Process as Antecedent of Managerial Flexibility

  • Umesh Kumar Bamel
  • Santosh Rangnekar
  • Renu Rastogi
  • Suman Kumar
Original Article

Abstract

Resource flexibility view describes the scope that resources can be deployed alternatively, instantly and extensively. Likewise, managerial flexibility reflects the switching ability of human cadre during reengineering and reorganization. Managerial flexibility is an important entrepreneurial endeavor and helps in mitigating the changing challenges of the growing business. Managerial flexibility also enables an organization to thrive competitiveness during volatility. Organizational process (OP) provides a guiding framework for behavior within organizational sphere. Often, managerial flexibility considered as an ingredient of managerial behavior. Therefore, present paper examines the relationship of OP and managerial flexibility considering OP as an antecedent of the managerial flexibility. For this purpose teamwork, communication and collaborative decision-making, work place for creativity and performance management system were taken as sub-dimensions of OP. Initially, based on extant and relevant literature survey a conceptual model was hypothesized. Subsequently, hierarchical regression was employed to obtain the empirical findings of the conceptual model. The empirical findings elucidated that teamwork, communication and collaborative decision-making and work place support for creativity dimensions of OP significantly predicts managerial flexibility, whereas performance management system did not show any significant predictory relationship with managerial flexibility. In conclusion, based on the extant literature as well as on the empirical findings of the study, it is obvious to suggest that organization must adopt such kind of OPs that nurtures the managerial flexibility.

Keywords

Collaborative decision-making Communication Creativity Managerial flexibility Organizational process Performance management system (PMS) Teamwork 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umesh Kumar Bamel
    • 1
  • Santosh Rangnekar
    • 1
  • Renu Rastogi
    • 2
  • Suman Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management StudiesIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.Department of Humanities & Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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